EVANSVILLE PURPLE ACES

Record: 14 - 19

Last Game

27-0, No Team Built to Beat Shockers

We were teased with reasons why Evansville was built to beat the Wichita State Shockers. But the reality was quite different when the Purple Aces tried to put their plan into motion. Maybe we forgot how good this Shockers team really is.

Anticipation. Hands. Pressure.

There was the beginnings of a nightmare taking place in Wichita, Kansas. Evansville was trying to dethrone the king of the Valley. That was when Wichita State's defense decided it was time to play.

Evansville Purple Aces 90, Toledo Rockets 80

The Toledo Rockets fail to shoot or defend against a sharp shooting Purple Aces squad in a 90-80 defeat in Evansville.

Villanova Transfers: In & Out

Villanova's roster has been dramatically reshaped by transfers in recent years, but the Wildcats are not alone in that distinction. ESPN's Dana O'Neill wrote in a recent article that "40...

Final Score: Butler 68, Evansville 59

Alex Barlow shined on both ends of the court and the Bulldogs are now 9-2.

Butler on upset alert

Bulldogs look to avoid losing three of four to the Evansville Purple Aces.

Video

GoHeels TV: All-Access Video for Kentucky

This is the third time this season UNC has released one of these which includes the "big win" tradition of Roy Williams jumping with his players in the locker room. While UNC beating anywhere from...

Morning Coffee: A Night of Non-D1s

It was a weird night in college hoops. Upset bids were thwarted, some teams fell to Non-D1s, and some pummeled them to feed the propaganda machine.

Boxscore Breakdown and Highlights

Rejected titles: "I hate you, Justin Martin" "I love you, Justin Martin!" "Free throw shooting carried us (?)"

Evansville Folds, Can't Stave Off Xavier

A an age-old college basketball rivalry tipped off in Cincinnati on Tuesday night. Evansville was unable to upset Big East member Xavier in a hard fought game for both teams.

Xavier v. Evansville: Preview

With the city focusing on the Crosstown Shootout coming up, Xavier still has to deal with a visit from the Purple Aces of Evansville on Tuesday.

2013 Schedule

Regular Season

November
Martin Methodist Saturday, November 09 2013 win 87-69 coverage
@ IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday, November 12 2013 win 84-78 coverage
Mercer Bears Monday, November 18 2013 win 89-76 coverage
Valparaiso Crusaders Wednesday, November 20 2013 win 100-92 coverage
Anderson, S.C. Trojans Saturday, November 23 2013 win 91-68 coverage
@ Indiana Hoosiers Tuesday, November 26 2013 loss 46-77 coverage
@ Ohio University Bobcats Saturday, November 30 2013 loss 59-81 coverage
December
@ Murray State Racers Wednesday, December 04 2013 loss 63-65 coverage
Miami-Ohio RedHawks Saturday, December 07 2013 win 78-65 coverage
@ Xavier Musketeers Tuesday, December 10 2013 loss 60-63 coverage
Jackson State Tigers Saturday, December 14 2013 loss 51-57 coverage
Butler Bulldogs Saturday, December 21 2013 loss 59-68 coverage
Grambling State Tigers Saturday, December 28 2013 win 96-61 coverage
January
@ Drake Bulldogs Wednesday, January 01 2014 loss 66-94 coverage
Indiana State Sycamores Saturday, January 04 2014 loss 62-81 coverage
Northern Iowa Panthers Wednesday, January 08 2014 loss 53-80 coverage
@ Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, January 11 2014 win 75-69 coverage
@ Illinois State Redbirds Wednesday, January 15 2014 loss 78-79 coverage
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Saturday, January 18 2014 win 53-48 coverage
@ Missouri State Bears Tuesday, January 21 2014 loss 61-64 coverage
Bradley Braves Sunday, January 26 2014 win 66-60 coverage
@ Northern Iowa Panthers Wednesday, January 29 2014 loss 81-95 coverage
February
@ Wichita State Shockers Saturday, February 01 2014 loss 67-81 coverage
Missouri State Bears Wednesday, February 05 2014 loss 54-66 coverage
@ Bradley Braves Sunday, February 09 2014 loss 66-83 coverage
Illinois State Redbirds Wednesday, February 12 2014 win 104-98 coverage
Wichita State Shockers Sunday, February 16 2014 loss 68-84 coverage
@ Indiana State Sycamores Wednesday, February 19 2014 loss 54-59 coverage
Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, February 22 2014 loss 56-61 coverage
Drake Bulldogs Tuesday, February 25 2014 win 61-48 coverage
March
@ Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Saturday, March 01 2014 win 75-72 coverage
@ Drake Bulldogs Thursday, March 06 2014 win 69-61 coverage
@ Wichita State Shockers Friday, March 07 2014 loss 58-80 coverage

Evansville Purple Aces Roster

# Pos. Age W H College
Adam Wing 12 Guard 205 6-4
Blake Simmons 50 FForward 210 6-5
Christian Benzon 2 Guard 195 6-4
D.J. Balentine 31 Guard 210 6-2
David Howard 44 Forward 225 6-8
Duane Gibson 4 Guard 195 6-3
Egidijus Mockevicius 55 Center 225 6-10
Jaylon Brown 3 Guard 185 6-0
Jaylon Moore 10 CCenter 230 6-7
Mike Leazer 23 Guard 170 6-3
Mislav Brzoja 5 Guard 205 6-4
Rokas Cesnulevicius 25 CCenter 215 6-8
Ryan Sawvell 0 CCenter 200 6-8
Tyler Ptacek 22 Guard 175 6-3

Evansville Purple Aces Stats

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
D.J. Balentine 33 1252 229 528 .434 78 196 .398 216 255 .847 16 72 88 139 84 19 4 56 22.8
Christian Benzon 24 159 13 27 .481 0 0 .000 12 28 .429 8 26 34 3 7 5 1 15 1.6
Jaylon Brown 32 579 48 99 .485 2 10 .200 27 51 .529 10 55 65 51 34 20 4 60 3.9
Rokas Cesnulevicius 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
Duane Gibson 33 843 73 157 .465 0 1 .000 75 111 .676 19 99 118 124 102 23 8 97 6.7
David Howard 27 197 22 44 .500 0 1 .000 19 45 .422 16 33 49 0 13 3 10 35 2.3
Mike Leazer 3 6 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.0
Egidijus Mockevicius 32 806 121 193 .627 0 0 .000 94 129 .729 68 198 266 9 37 25 65 113 10.5
Jaylon Moore 33 455 57 99 .576 0 0 .000 23 43 .535 21 40 61 8 14 11 14 56 4.2
Tyler Ptacek 22 152 11 36 .306 11 27 .407 6 6 1.000 6 4 10 4 8 1 0 14 1.8
Ryan Sawvell 7 106 18 33 .545 0 4 .000 6 7 .857 7 20 27 6 5 3 1 15 6.0
Blake Simmons 33 1060 100 246 .407 39 109 .358 67 91 .736 16 83 99 77 51 29 10 74 9.3
Adam Wing 33 1035 83 208 .399 14 50 .280 51 64 .797 27 99 126 63 54 28 7 88 7.0
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