Scores

Final

Grambling St 61

(1-7, 0-6 away)

Evansville 96

(7-6, 6-2 home)

2:05 PM ET, December 28, 2013

Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 T
GRAM 29 3261
EVAN 42 5496

Top Performers

Grambling State: S. Danridge 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Evansville: D. Balentine 20 Pts, 7 Ast

Evansville trounces Grambling St. 96-61

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- D.J. Balentine scored 20 points to lead Evansville over Grambling State 96-61 on Saturday.

Blake Simmons and Jaylon Brown both had 14 points for Evansville (7-6), while Egidiju Mockevicius and Duane Gibson added 10 points.

Grambling State (1-7) was paced by A'Torri Shine with 13 points; Antwan Scott added 10 points and six assists.

Evansville shot 60 percent from the floor, including 7 of 11 (64 percent) from beyond the arc. Grambling State went 25 of 67 (37 percent) from the field while hitting just 5 of 23 on 3-pointers.

Jaylon Moore and Simmons hit back-to-back treys to open a 10-point first half lead for the Purple Aces en route to a 13-point advantage at the break.

Evansville poured it on in the second half, including an 8-0 run punctuated by a Balentine 3-pointer, to stretch the lead to 31 with 13:15 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GRAM
EVAN
Points 61 96
FG Made-Attempted 25-67 (.373) 34-57 (.596)
3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 7-11 (.636)
FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 21-30 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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