EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan scored 33 points Sunday night and Evansville defeated Drake 84-78 in overtime Sunday night.
Ryan, who made a 3-pointer with 18 seconds to play in regulation to tie the game at 66, was 14 of 15 from the free-throw line -- making all 10 of his attempts in overtime -- for the Purple Aces (14-11, 7-6 Missouri Valley).
Ben Simons led the Bulldogs (11-13, 5-8) with 27 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
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