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Evansville vs Drake

Drake 83, Evansville 69

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Chris Hines had 21 points and made five 3-pointers to lead four Drake players scoring in double figures in an 83-69 victory against Evansville on Wednesday night.

Ben Simons added 18 points, Richard Carter 13 and Seth VanDeest 11 for the Bulldogs (8-9, 2-4 Missouri Valley).

Colt Ryan had 25 points with eight rebounds and went 16 for 16 at the free-throw line for the Purple Aces (11-7, 4-2). D.J. Balentine added 13 points and Ned Cox 12.

Drake, which shot 50.9 percent (29 of 57) from the floor, including 11 of 20 from 3-point range, took permanent control with a 20-4 run over an 8:07 stretch of the second half. Simons had seven points and Hines had two 3-pointers during the surge.

The Purple Aces, who defeated then-No. 23 Wichita State on Sunday, had a four-game winning streak snapped.

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Scoreboard
Evansville (11-7)383169
Drake (8-9) «394483
 
Evansville Aces
C. Ryan, F364-1616-1683025
L. Jones, F343-63-53029
E. Mockevicius, C112-42-21046
N. Cox, G324-102-244112
T. Taylor, G260-40-07310
D. Balentine234-123-322113
J. Moore192-20-04034
R. Sawvell110-10-00120
J. Jahr60-20-00020
A. Wing20-10-01000
Totals 19-5826-2833131669
 32.8%92.9% 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F308-120-021318
J. Clarke, F252-50-29134
S. VanDeest, C233-75-873311
C. Hines, G346-94-442221
M. Mason, G152-40-00215
R. Carter253-85-616413
J. Jeffers161-50-03112
J. King163-40-01027
G. Ricks Jr.101-30-03002
D. Ugbede60-00-00010
Totals 29-5714-2036162083
 50.9%70% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Wichita St.18-035-1
Indiana St.12-623-11
N. Iowa10-816-15
Missouri St.9-920-13
Illinois St.9-918-16
So. Illinois9-914-19
Bradley7-1112-20
Drake6-1215-16
Evansville6-1214-19
Loyola-Chi.4-1410-22
 
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