Scores

Final OT

Illinois State 98

(13-12, 6-7 MVC)

Evansville 104

(11-15, 4-9 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 12, 2014

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 OT T
    ILST 33 61 498
    EVAN 54 40 10104

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: B. Hunter 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 Stl

    Evansville: D. Balentine 38 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Evansville escapes Illinois State 104-98 in OT

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- D.J. Balentine had 38 points and Evansville squandered a 25-point second-half lead, but escaped with a 104-98 overtime victory against Illinois State on Wednesday night.

    Evansville (11-15, 4-9 Missouri Valley) trailed 98-97 in overtime when Balentine gave them the lead for good on a 3-pointer with 1:09 left.

    After Illinois State (13-12, 6-7) failed to answer, Jaylon Brown made two free throws to extend the lead to 102-98. Brown, who entered the game a 44.7 percent free-throw shooter, made two more with 8 seconds left to seal the win.

    Evansville extended a 54-33 halftime lead to 74-49 with 11:54 left, but the Redbirds went on a 43-17 run and took their first lead of the game at 92-91 with 58 seconds left.

    Nick Zeisloft scored 18 points for ISU, which nearly surpassed its largest comeback victory in program history -- a 21-point comeback against Butler on Nov. 27, 1989.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    EVAN
    Points 98 104
    FG Made-Attempted 29-68 (.426) 28-53 (.528)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-32 (.344) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 29-32 (.906) 44-56 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 33 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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