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Final

Evansville 87

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, November 9, 2013

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MM 33 3669
    EVAN 43 4487

    Top Performers

    Martin Methodist: B. Blackmon 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Evansville: D. Balentine 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Blk

    Evansville tops Martin Methodist 87-69

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- D.J. Balentine scored 29 points and had 9 assists to lead Evansville to an 87-69 win over NAIA opponent Martin Methodist Saturday.

    Balentine was 9-14 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the line.

    Evansville never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 9-0 lead on a Blake Simmons jump shot, a jumper and two free throws by Baletine, and Adam Wing's 3-pointer.

    The RedHawks came back to tie it at 9 with 14:43 remaining in the first period. A Balentine layup, a dunk by Jaylon Moore and two free throws by Simmons put the Purple Aces ahead 15-9. They led 43-33 at the half.

    The RedHawks had a run midway through the second period that cut the deficit to 57-54 on a Darius Woods 3-point jump shot.

    Evansville quickly stretched the lead to 13 with 8:20 remaining. Martin Methodist never threatened again.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MM
    EVAN
    Points 69 87
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 30-53 (.566)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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