Evansville vs Drake

Drake 83, Evansville 69


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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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
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
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.16-226-947
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Other games
RICH 47 Final
MIST 81 Final
PSU 72
NCST 50 Final
MD 51
UGA 62 Final
NMEX 79 Final
SETON 62 Final
MU 69
KSU 67 Final
TCU 54
UNLV 82 Final