Scores

Final

Grambling St 61

(1-7, 0-6 away)

Evansville 96

(7-6, 6-2 home)

    2:05 PM ET, December 28, 2013

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    GRAM 29 3261
    EVAN 42 5496

    Top Performers

    Grambling St: S. Danridge 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Evansville: D. Balentine 20 Pts, 7 Ast

    Evansville trounces Grambling St. 96-61

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- D.J. Balentine scored 20 points to lead Evansville over Grambling State 96-61 on Saturday.

    Blake Simmons and Jaylon Brown both had 14 points for Evansville (7-6), while Egidiju Mockevicius and Duane Gibson added 10 points.

    Grambling State (1-7) was paced by A'Torri Shine with 13 points; Antwan Scott added 10 points and six assists.

    Evansville shot 60 percent from the floor, including 7 of 11 (64 percent) from beyond the arc. Grambling State went 25 of 67 (37 percent) from the field while hitting just 5 of 23 on 3-pointers.

    Jaylon Moore and Simmons hit back-to-back treys to open a 10-point first half lead for the Purple Aces en route to a 13-point advantage at the break.

    Evansville poured it on in the second half, including an 8-0 run punctuated by a Balentine 3-pointer, to stretch the lead to 31 with 13:15 left in the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GRAM
    EVAN
    Points 61 96
    FG Made-Attempted 25-67 (.373) 34-57 (.596)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 7-11 (.636)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

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