NCAA Basketball

Evansville Aces (17-14)


Saturday 2/10 Tuesday 2/13 Sunday 2/18 Wednesday 2/21 Saturday 2/24
@ MoStU
L 55-72
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@ UNI
L 41-47
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vs. Ly-Il
L 66-76
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@ InSt
L 53-58
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SIU 44 - 75 Evan
Final
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Taylor with 25, Evansville upsets Southern Illinois 75-44

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds and Evansville upset Southern Illinois 75-44 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid.

Taylor was 10 of 18 from the field, including five from distance, for the Purple Aces (17-14, 7-11 Missouri Valley Conference). Dru Smith added 14 points with four rebounds and four assists. Blake Simmons had 12 points and five rebounds.

Kavion Pippen who has averaged 12.6 point a game this season for the Salukis (19-12, 11-7), was held to just two points. Southern Illinois finishes the regular season in second place in the conference standings, four games behind Loyola-Chicago.

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Leaders
Points: R. Taylor22.1
Rebounds: D. Chatkevicius5.4
Assists: K. Riley2.9
FG%: R. Taylor43.6%
FT%: K. Riley77.0%
3P%: R. Taylor43.2%
Steals: D. Smith2.1
Blocks: D. Chatkevicius1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia26-2
2 Michigan State27-3
3 Villanova25-4
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke24-5
6 Texas Tech22-7
6 Gonzaga27-4
8 Kansas23-6
9 Purdue25-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Michigan State27-3
2 Virginia26-2
3 Villanova25-4
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke24-5
6 Gonzaga27-4
7 Texas Tech22-7
8 Kansas23-6
9 Purdue25-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Loyola Chicago 15-3 25-5
Southern Illinois 11-7 19-12
Illinois State 10-8 16-14
Drake 10-8 16-15
Bradley 9-9 19-12
Indiana State 8-10 13-17
Missouri State 7-11 17-14
Evansville 7-11 17-14
UNI 7-11 15-15
Valparaiso 6-12 15-16
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.9 (326)
Rebounds: 7.8 (320)
Assists: 13.2 (209)
FG%: 44.5% (181)
FT%: 77.4% (16)
3P%: 41.9% (4)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 64.0 (14)
Rebounds: 25.3 (169)
Assists: 12.6 (111)
FG%: 42.0% (70)
FT%: 68.6% (42)
3P%: 34.0% (134)
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