Scores

Final

Evansville 69

(14-18, 6-12 MVC)

Drake 61

(15-16, 6-12 MVC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    7:05 PM ET, March 6, 2014

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    EVAN 39 3069
    DRKE 28 3361

    Top Performers

    Evansville: E. Mockevicius 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 8 Blk

    Drake: R. Carter 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast

    Evansville defeats Drake 69-61 in MVC opener

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Egidijus Mockevicius tied a career-high with 19 points, had a career-best eight blocks and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 9 seed Evansville defeated eighth-seeded Drake 69-61 in the opening round of the Missouri Valley tournament Thursday night.

    D.J. Balentine added 30 points for Evansville (14-18) which faces top-seeded Wichita State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

    Jordan Daniels scored to give Drake a 21-19 lead with 8:10 to play in the first half. Evansville answered with a 14-0 run, including six points by Balentine, to take a 33-21 lead and the Purple Aces led the rest of the way.

    Daniels scored seven straight points and Daddy Ugbede made a layup to cap a 9-0 to pull Drake within six points, 58-52 with 8:49 remaining, but the Bulldogs did not get any closer.

    Richard Carter scored 26 points and Daniels finished with 11 to lead Drake (15-16).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    DRKE
    Points 69 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-41 (.512) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-32 (.781) 6-10 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 1, 2014 @DRKE 94, EVAN 66Recap
    Feb 25, 2014 @EVAN 61, DRKE 48Recap
    » Mar 6, 2014 EVAN 69, @DRKE 61Recap