Evansville 63, Missouri St. 56
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP)—Jason Holsinger scored 16 points—including 3-of-7 3-point shooting—to lead Evansville to a 63-56 win over Missouri State on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Matt Webster had 11 and Kyle Anslinger 10 for the Purple Aces (11-9, 4-5), who led 39-35 at the break.
The Bears (14-6, 5-4) outrebounded the Purple Aces 35-31, outscored them in the paint 36-21 and scored 17 points off turnovers compared with Evansville’s 10.
But Evansville went 21-of-30 from the free-throw line while Missouri State shot just 6-of-9.
Devan Mitchell had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bears. Tyler Chaney scored 14 points.
The game featured eight ties and six lead changes.