Scores

Final

Indiana State 81

(11-3, 2-0 MVC)

Evansville 62

(7-8, 0-2 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    8:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    INST 35 4681
    EVAN 31 3162

    Top Performers

    Indiana St: K. Smith 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville: D. Balentine 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast

    Indiana State trumps Evansville 81-62

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Khristian Smith scored 27 points, on 11 of 13 shooting, to lead Indiana State over Evansville 81-62 on Saturday.

    Dawon Cummings added 22 for Indiana State (11-3, 2-0 Missouri Valley), while Jake Odum had 14 and Justin Gant chipped in with 10. The Sycamores shot 52 percent from the field, including 8 of 17 from beyond the arc.

    Evansville (7-8, 0-2) was led by D.J. Balentine with 23 points. Jaylon Moore added 14 for the Purple Aces.

    Evansville led until Cummings' 3-pointer gave Indiana State its first lead at 24-22 with 6:31 left in the first half. The teams traded the lead six times before Indiana State pulled ahead by four at 35-31 on a pair of free throws by Cummings and a Smith jumper right before half.

    The Sycamores slowly pulled away from Evansville in the second half, outscoring the Aces by 15 after the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    INST
    EVAN
    Points 81 62
    FG Made-Attempted 27-52 (.519) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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