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Illinois State vs Evansville

Evansville 79, Illinois St. 62

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Colt Ryan continued his climb up the scoring charts, pouring in 31 points as Evansville defeated Illinois State 79-62 Wednesday night.

Ryan now has 2,092 career points and is just 144 points shy of Evansville's all-time leader, Larry Humes (2,236 from 1963-66), with three regular-season games plus the Missouri Valley Conference tournament remaining. Ryan also moved past Bradley's Roger Phegley (1974-78) into 11th place on the MVC all-time scoring list.

The Purple Aces (15-13, 8-8 Missouri Valley) never trailed Wednesday night, jumping out to an 11-2 lead en route to a 42-33 halftime advantage. Evansville stretched its lead to as many as 23 points in the second half.

Ned Cox added 16 points for Evansville and Egidijus Mockevicius had 11 rebounds.

Tyler Brown scored 21 points for Illinois State (16-12, 7-9), which had won seven of its past nine games after starting 0-6 in conference play. Jackie Carmichael added 14 rebounds.

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Illinois State Redbirds
J. Carmichael, F323-111-114027
J. Wilkins, F254-60-06229
T. Brown, G357-182-233021
B. Allen, G263-80-00238
J. Hill, G150-50-01340
J. Ekey213-30-05028
Z. Upshaw213-70-05127
A. Cousin160-22-40432
K. Keane90-20-02040
Totals 23-625-739152262
 37.1%71.4% 
Evansville Aces
C. Ryan, F359-189-1273331
E. Mockevicius, C284-40-011048
N. Cox, G366-130-016216
A. Wing, G353-72-48208
T. Taylor, G200-37-103237
D. Balentine180-40-01400
J. Nelson110-20-01000
J. Moore82-51-22005
L. Jones50-20-01000
R. Sawvell42-30-01014
Totals 26-6119-2842171379
 42.6%67.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Iowa16-127-215
Wichita St.16-126-314
Illinois St.10-718-1189
Indiana St.10-714-15175
Evansville9-819-10102
Loyola-Chi.7-1017-12134
Drake6-119-20239
Missouri St.5-1211-18224
So. Illinois3-1410-20285
Bradley3-148-22284
 
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