Holmes, Sawvell lift Evansville over Bradley 92-62

The Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Denver Holmes and Ryan Sawvell had the first double-doubles of their careers as Evansville routed Bradley 92-62 on Wednesday night.

Colt Ryan added 24 points and Ned Cox 10 for the Purple Aces (11-11, 6-6 Missouri Valley), who ended a two-game slide.

Holmes tied his career high with 23 points and added a career-best 11 assists. Sawvell, a freshman, had 12 points and 16 rebounds. Sawvell reached a double-double in the first half, when he had 10 points and 11 boards.

Taylor Brown scored 18 points to lead the Braves (6-18, 1-11), who have dropped five straight. Jake Eastman added 11 and Jordan Prosser 10.

The Aces led 53-24 when Bradley's Jalen Crawford sank a half-court shot at the halftime buzzer to cut the deficit to 26.

Evansville, which swept the season series, shot 60.3 percent, hitting 41 of 68.

Evansville grabbed its first 30-point road victory in 13 years.

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