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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel for "Spy" Wednesday

Father Brian Emmick, associate pastor of the Catholic churches in Gibson County, will be the celebrant at tonight's 9:30 p.m.  Mass in Neu Chapel. Wednesday in Holy Week is traditionally called "Spy Wednesday" because the Gospel reading centers on the story of the betrayal of Judas. Father Brian will be available for Confessions before Mass at 9:00 p.m.

* Collecting Items for Dogs to Help Warrick Humane Society

Delta Sigma Pi will be collecting items for dogs to support the Warrick Humane Society in Newburgh. Donations such as dog collars, treats, toys, and more will be accepted from March 25-27 in Ridgway University Center.

* PRIDE Tie Dye Shirt Pre-orders!

PRIDE is accepting pre-orders for tie dye shirts that the group will be selling on April 3, 4, and 5. If you order NOW you can get the shirt for $5 instead of $6, which is how much they will be on the days previously listed. If you have a simple design or maybe even your Greek letters that you want put on the shirt let us know! If interested please send your pre-order to, with your name, size, email address, colors you want, and a possible design.

* I-House: Myanmar

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Myanmar. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Help the Local Fight Against Hunger

Newman Club members will be at a table in Ridgway from 11-1 this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with the "penny jar" for their annual Lenten collection. This year, donations are going to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Saint Vincent's is the largest food pantry in Evansville, and serves thousands of people each year. Please be as generous as you can be in the local fight against hunger. Even your loose change can be a big help!

* Student Government Association Elections

Student Government Association Elections for the 2013-2014 Student Congress are coming up! We will be electing the positions of President, Vice President, and Senior Trustee. 

Any full-time student who meets the eligibility requirements to be the Student Government President or Vice President needs to submit a petition by March 27th at 5 p.m. All graduating seniors from December 2012 or May 2013 who are interested in becoming the Student Trustee representative for a three year term may also request a petition to run for office.

Candidates that are interested need to fill out a petition (available in the Center for Student Engagement, on the SGA Blackboard account, or by e-mailing jb517) and return it to the Center for Student Engagement by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Completed petitions must have 75 valid student signatures.

Any potential candidates who have questions about these offices should ask current President Patrick Hayden, Vice President Kate Schlarf, and Senior Trustee Alissa Fricke. Voting for these offices will take place via AceLink April 1-3, and winners will be announced at the Student Congress meeting on April 4 at 5 p.m.

* UE Bookstore Spring Sale

The UE Bookstore is having a Spring Sale Monday-Thursday, March 25-28.  All UE clothing and imprinted gift purchases will be discounted 20% OFF the original price.  The store also has a selection of clearance items reduced for quick sale that will be exempt from additional discount.  Stop by during the week and check out the selections.  Please note the Bookstore will be closed on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, due to the Easter holiday.

* "Sex on Campus" Program March 27

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 on Wednesday, March 27, at 5pm. Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!

* Recyclemania - New Challenge!

Alcoa Warrick Operations has challenged UE, USI and Ivy Tech in a local Recyclemania contest and will provide a cash prize of $1,500 to whichever school improves the most in the second half of the challenge (March 3–30).  In addition to the local grant, the winner in the competition will also get a traveling trophy, created by a local artist from crushed aluminum cans.  UE, we can do this!  There are 18 days left - let’s make sure we are recycling the following items:
• Office paper
• Cardboard
• Newspapers
• Magazines
• Cereal boxes, beverage and soda cases
• Books
• Aluminum cans (rinsed out, empty)
• Plastic: (rinsed out, empty) with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 in the recycle symbol on the container, such as:  Milk containers; Water bottles; Shampoo bottles; Laundry detergent containers; and Margarine containers

If you’ve got questions, call ext. 2697 or email js652.


Upcoming Events

* Holy Week in Neu Chapel

Holy Thursday Service with the commemoration of the Last Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The service will include a dramatic monologue with singing from arguably the most famous betrayer in history, Judas Iscariot, played by David Westfall.

Easter Sunday and the Festival of the Resurrection begins at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. Join us for some Easter jazz and percussion with UE professor, Ross Erickson. As always, the community is invited, all are welcome, and Donut Bank donuts will be available at 10:00 a.m.

David Westfall is from Evansville. He graduated from North High School and studied Musical Theater at UE and Indiana University. He lived in New York City for several years and appeared in many off- Broadway productions. Following a call to ministry he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. David is a youth counselor in Evansville and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 

* Andiron Lecture: Is Music the Universal Language?

For the next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture, Alfred Savia will present "Is Music the Universal Language?" The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. 

Savia is in his 24th season as music director and conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble that is recognized nationally as one of the best regional orchestras in the United States. He has overseen considerable artistic growth in his years leading the Evansville Philharmonic, including the formation of a two-tiered youth orchestra program, the establishment of the Eykamp String Quartet (a full-time quartet and ensemble-in-residence at UE), and annual presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. He continues to guest conduct orchestras in the United States and in other parts of the world on a regular basis. In recent years, he has conducted extensively in South America. He continues to regularly conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where he had previously served as associate conductor for six seasons.

Music is said to be the “universal language.” What exactly does that mean? How do we communicate through music? In this lecture, Alfred Savia will explore the universality of music through his personal experience, from making music with chamber ensembles of only a few members to interacting with large orchestral/choral forces of over 200 people on one stage. There must be a connecting thread when making music, whether between four musicians in a string quartet or among a huge orchestra playing a Mahler symphony. How, then, do these musicians communicate the message of the composer to the audience, from a small soirée in a home to a large performance in a concert hall of up to 2,000? Maestro Savia will explore, through his personal experiences, the unspoken communication between conductor and orchestra and the challenges of conducting in countries around the world, where music is the only language of communication between conductor and orchestra.

* Cisco Systems & JP Morgan Chase Representatives Speaking on Campus

The Schroeder School of Business announces an upcoming presentation by Greg Bertles, Virtual Sales Manager at Cisco Systems, and Eloho Okeze, Business Analysis and Reporting Analyst at JP Morgan Chase. Greg and Eloho will be presenting to students and faculty on Thursday, April 4th in SOBA 272, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Greg is a master at identifying and explaining what college graduates need to be doing in order to land jobs at top companies and Eloho navigated the tough procedures of international sponsorship requirements and landed a job with a top firm. In addition, Eloho provides students with the skills needed to correspond effectively with top companies.


Info You Should Know

* Public Health Major Now Has Emphasis in Nutrition

The Public Health major will now have an emphasis in Nutrition. The Public Health Nutrition emphasis will provide students the knowledge and background necessary to work in the field of public health as a nutritionist along with a number of other careers. The program will also prepare students for entry into graduate programs in physical therapy, public health, dietetics, health education, and other related programs. The program is a great option for those interested in health and nutrition

If you are interested or have questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at  

* Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for Art History Research Paper

The Department of Archaeology & Art History is pleased to announce the 2013 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

Papers entered need not have been written for an art history class or a class in any particular discipline. They must, however, address an issue related to the history of visual art or the impact of visual art on society. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communications, and other areas may qualify, depending on the subject matter. The award is intended to support undergraduate research in the history of art, and so entries must include formal documentation in the form of footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical notes, along with a bibliography of sources consulted. Papers should be a minimum of 10 pages in length; undocumented essay-type assignments should not be submitted. A faculty jury will evaluate papers submitted. Entries will be judged on the basis of the quality of research evident, critical analysis, proper documentation, and clarity. Students may submit only one paper for consideration.

Students should submit one complete copy of their paper.

Entrants' names should not appear anywhere within the body of the paper.

Each submission must have a SEPARATE title page indicating the title of the paper, student's full name, campus address, and phone number.

In order for the competition to be fair, students should not ask or expect faculty to critique or proofread entries for them. They certainly may (and should) respond to any comments, suggestions, or corrections made on the original assignment, if it derives from a paper submitted for a class.

For the 2013 prize, the deadline for submissions is April 24, 2013; the winner will be announced in May. Please submit entries to Kimberly Higgins in Olmsted 350.

* Fitness Center Easter Break Hours

Fitness Center hours over Easter Break are as follows:
Thursday, March 28 – 6:30am to 6:00pm - No evening fitness classes.
Friday, March 29 – Closed
Saturday, March 30 – Closed
Sunday, March 31 - Closed

* Vote Now in Resident Students Association (RSA) Elections

All residents, elections for the 2013-2014 RSA Executive Board are going on now until Wednesday, March 27, 11:59 PM on AceLink ( The candidates include: President: Mary Hoskins; Vice President of Area Council Relations: Belen Robles; Vice President of Special Events: Dalton Bosze and Sarah Kessen; Secretary: Tyler Best. Elections are your chance to let your voice be heard. Don't forget to vote between now and Wednesday.

* Good Friday – No UE Mail Services

This is a reminder that UE Mail Services will be closed on Good Friday, March 29, 2013.  Please note the last day of campus mail pickup and delivery this week by UE Mail Services will be Thursday, March 28.  UE Mail Services will resume normal mailing operations on Monday, April 1.  For mailing questions, contact Mail Services at extension 2197.

* Graduation Announcement Pick-up

Those graduates that ordered their graduation announcements before or on March 23 may pick them up in the UE Bookstore.  Those that were scheduled to be shipped have been shipped out via UPS.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Environmental Management System Logo

This is the second in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS).  It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate.  Our first communication covered UE’s Environmental Policy (remember ride the “CREST”).

The item covered in this memo is UE’s EMS Logo. The EMS Logo lists the elements of the Environmental Management System in the green leaves encircling the EMS:

  • PLAN
  • DO
  • ACT

These elements are common to many management systems, and help ensure that the EMS is reviewed and updated on a scheduled basis for continuous improvement in a planned, systematic way.

You’ll see this logo on EMS procedures, notices and other communications regarding the EMS.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact
Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at js652 or 2697.

* Libraries Announce Easter Break Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter Recess which begins on March 29 and concludes on March 31.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or
• Thursday, March 28:     7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 29:          CLOSED
• Saturday, March 30:      CLOSED
• Sunday, March 31:         CLOSED
• Monday, April 1:            Resume Regular Hours

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or

* Foreign Language Department Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The Department of Foreign Languages would like to invite students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012, you may submit up to three photos (one in each category) from your study abroad experience for the contest. 

Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The photos can be of any trips, campuses or cities that you were in during your foreign language study abroad and must be submitted in one of the following categories:  Art; Landscape; or Cultural Interaction.

One winner will be awarded for each category, and one of those photos will be awarded the Best Overall photo.  The Best Overall photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.

Feel free to stop by OH 350 and see the winners from the past, if you like.

The deadline for submissions has been extended. You can now submit your photos to Foreign Languages at OH 350 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. Put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly at

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 20th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 29, 2013.  Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Dean of Students Office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500 or by e-mail at

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 

* Faculty and Administrators: It's time to make nominations for Outstanding Senior Service Awards!

Faculty and administrators are encouraged to nominate one or more seniors for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards.  One male and one female will be recognized at commencement.  There will be 10 finalists selected to attend a luncheon on May 1, 2013.  To nominate someone, please print a nomination/application form which can be found here or by contacting  Attach your signature to the bottom of the form and have the senior attach it to a summary of their contributions to the University.  Please turn nominations into the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students by Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  



* UE Alpha Delta Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta

University of Evansville’s Alpha Delta Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History, recently participated in the Indiana Regional Conference held at the University of Southern Indiana.  Alpha Delta Eta President Caitlin Smith and Dr. Annette Parks helped to organize the event which was cohosted with USI.  Ten history majors presented papers on a variety of historical topics.  Jillian Smith (HIST 450-Byrne), Jessica Vance (HIST 490-Sager), and Shannon Young (HIST 480-Sager) each won paper prizes for papers that they wrote for the University of Evansville’s history department.  Dr. David Green, senior lecturer and director of British Studies at Harlaxton College, presented the keynote speech 'Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Kingship in the Hundred Years War.'

* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan read and lectured about writing historical fiction at Hinds County Community College with novelist Tim Gautreaux for the Thirty-First Mississippi and the Arts Week, in Raymond, Mississippi on Monday, March 25. Professors McMullan and Gautreaux met with students afterwards and signed books together at a signing sponsored by Lemuria Books. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at UE.

* Sigma Tau Delta Members

The members of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, for presenting their scholarly and creative work in Portland, Oregon, at the annual conference. Jenelle Clausen, Brennan Girdler, Emily Krieble, Klara Nichter, and Anna Sheffer all delivered their papers. The President of Sigma Tau Delta, Chris Norris, also attended.

* Honors Program Nerd Wars

On February 12, the Honors Program, with generous funding from SDF, sponsored “Nerd Wars” trivia night.  The Enginerds faculty team comprised of Dr. Gerhart, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Hwang, Dr. Valenzuela, and Dr. Tipton were the overall winners.  The event raised nearly $300 for Albion Fellow Bacon and the Honors Ace Mentors program! 



* UE Baseball Travels to Western Kentucky for Midweek Tilt

The University of Evansville baseball team will begin a four-game road swing Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky., when it travels Western Kentucky for a non-conference game at 4 p.m. inside Nick Denes Field.

Evansville (9-14) opened Missouri Valley Conference play last weekend by dropping two of three games to visiting Creighton.  The Purple Aces fell, 6-1, in Friday’s series opener, before splitting a Saturday doubleheader.  UE claimed the opener, 4-1, before falling 6-2 in the rubber match.  Senior Chris Pearson led Evansville offensively by going 5-for-8 with a pair of RBI and a run scored.  Pearson also drew three walks and was hit by a pitch to post a .750 on-base percentage for the series.  Senior Kyle Lloyd earned the Aces’ win on the mound by allowing just one run on five hits in his 7.0 innings of work.  Lloyd tallied seven strikeouts, walked just two and did not give up an extra-base hit.

As a team, UE is hitting .262 as a team with 21 doubles, six triples and four home runs.  Evansville is slugging .323 as a squad, getting on base at a .360 clip and has stolen 24 bases in 34 chances.  Defensively, the Aces are fielding .973 as a team.

Pearson and junior Jake Mahon are tied for the team lead with a .325 batting average  and redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski boasts a .308 average and leads UE with seven doubles.  Pearson ranks second on the team with 14 runs this season and has hit one of Evansville’s four homers on the season.  Mahon boasts a team-best .468 slugging percentage, as he has tallied four doubles, a pair of triples and a home run.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day has driven in a team-best 16 runs and owns a .299 average, while senior Jason Hockemeyer leads the Aces with a .440 on-base percentage and 19 walks to go with a .295 average and 13 RBI.

UE’s pitching staff has combined for a 4.36 ERA and a .273 opposing batting average, while posting 169 strikeouts around 71 walks in 198.0 innings.  Lloyd is 3-2 on the year and leads Evansville with a 2.41 ERA, 48 strikeouts and a .216 opposing batting average in 41.0 innings.  Sophomore Kyle Freeland ranks second on the team with a 2-4 record, 3.10 ERA, 36 strikeouts and a .278 opposing batting average in his 40.2 innings of work.  Out of the bullpen, junior Tyler Miller has appeared in nine games and owns a 3.95 ERA in 13.2 innings of relief.  Senior Jake Naumann has notched all five saves for Evansville and has allowed just two earned runs in 8.1 innings for a 2.16 ERA.

Western Kentucky (13-11) enters Wednesday’s game having won six of its last eight contests, including a victory over No. 8 Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers took two of three from Florida International in Sun Belt Conference action last weekend in Miami, Fla., as they downed the Panthers, 4-3 and 9-8, before suffering a 5-2 setback in the series finale. 

WKU is hitting .265 as a team, with 41 doubles, four triples and 14 home runs and owns a .381 slugging percentage.  Western Kentucky has also posted a .362 on-base percentage and swiped 13 bases in 22 tries.  The Hilltoppers have committed 37 errors this season for a .961 fielding percentage.

Ryan Messex leads WKU with a .355 batting average and has driven in 14 runs.  Ryan Huck is hitting .343 and has been the top power bat in the Western Kentucky lineup.  Huck leads the Hilltoppers with a .714 slugging percentage, seven homers, 23 RBI and a .447 on-base percentage.  Scott Wilcox owns a .337 average with five doubles, a triple and 14 RBI, while Devin Kelly is hitting .295 with three homers and 13 RBI.

The WKU pitching staff has combined for a 3.76 ERA, .256 opposing batting average and 219 strikeouts in 215.2 innings.  Entering last weekend’s series at FIU, Western Kentucky pitchers were averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, a marked that tied them for the national lead.   Austin Clay leads the Hilltoppers with a 3-1 record and 2.18 ERA in his 33.0 innings on the mound.  Clay has fanned 25 opposing hitters, issued just six walks and is holding opponents to a .238 batting average.  Tim Bado is 2-2 on season with a 3.82 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 33.0 innings of work.  Ian Tompkins and Taylor Haydel have been WKU’s top arms out of the bullpen, as Tompkins is 2-3 in his 10 appearances with a 0.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16.0 innings.  Haydel has also made 10 relief appearances and owns a 2.13 ERA with 10 punch outs in 12.2 innings.

Western Kentucky leads the all-time series with Evansville, 33-28, but the Aces won the lone meeting between the two teams last season, 7-2, in Bowling Green.

Connor Strain (RHP, 0-0, 9.00 ERA) vs. Jake Thompson (RHP, 1-3, 4.15 ERA)

* Aces To Play At East Carolina On Saturday

Just moments after earning a hard-fought win at Canisius in the quarterfinals of the Tournament, it was announced that the University of Evansville will be heading back to the state of North Carolina to face East Carolina.

The Aces will travel to Greenville for a 4 p.m. CT matchup.  It will be one of two contests with the winners advancing to the championship game.  The other game pits Northern Iowa against the winner of Wednesday’s Weber State/Oral Roberts game.

The Aces and Pirates have met just twice on the hardwood in a home-and-home series in 1998-99 and 1999-00.  The first meeting was an 82-79 ECU win in Greenville while Evansville defended Roberts Stadium to the tune of 68-63 win a year later.

Full information and game notes will be available in the coming days.

* Ryan Breaks Scoring Record As UE Top Canisius

University of Evansville senior Colt Ryan broke the all-time UE scoring record with a 39-point effort against Canisius as the Purple Aces advanced to the final four of the Tournament with an 84-83 victory on Tuesday evening at Koessler Athletic Center.

Entering the game with 2,228 points, Ryan hit 11 out of 22 shots while going 12-of-15 from the stripe en route to a season-high effort of 39 points.  He eclipsed the record of 2,236, which was set by the great Larry Humes, who played for UE from 1963-66.  With the win, the Aces won three in a row on the road for the first time since the 1998-99 season.

The Aces (21-14) overcame a 9-point halftime deficit as Ryan tallied 30 second-half points.  Troy Taylor followed his career effort of 16 against EKU with 10 against the Golden Griffins.

"This is a very special accomplishment," Ryan said.  "Mr. Humes set that mark in just three years of playing, so it is a credit to what he did in such a short time that makes this moment so special."

Coach Simmons followed that up with some comments of his own.

"He is a special guy, I have had the privilege of coaching him (Colt) for four years," head coach Marty Simmons said.  "He has a great knowledge of the game that is as good as anyone I have been around."

Canisius got off to a quick 5-0 start as Isaac Sosa knocked down a trey after the Griffins hit the opening shot of the game.  Ned Cox hit a pair of shots before Lewis Jones drained an 18-footer as the Aces got within a point at 13-12 with 11:38 remaining in the opening frame.

The Golden Griffins overcame that stretch to go on a 12-2 run of their own as Alshwan Hymes hit a pair of treys to give Canisius a 25-14 lead five minutes later as they connected on five out of eight shots in the stretch while UE made just one out of 12 attempts over that stretch.

Evansville inched back with a 9-1 stretch as the offense hit four out of five shots while holding Canisius without a bucket for five minutes as they cut the gap to 26-23.  With 1:56 left in the half, they got even closer on one of the most historic shots in program history.  Colt Ryan knocked down a trey that not only brought UE within two points, but it gave him the all-time scoring record at the university.  The bucket marked his ninth points of the game, giving him 2,237 for his career, one ahead of Larry Humes in a record that has stood for 47 years.

After the Aces worked hard to get back into the game, Canisius scored six in a row in a span of 20 seconds as they extended their lead to nine points going into halftime.  The dagger came at the buzzer as Reggie Groves hit a three to make it a 37-28 game. 

Shooting was the primary disparity at the half as UE hit just 11 out of 31 attempts (35.5%) while Canisius was 14-of-28.  The Griffs also held a 21-15 rebounding edge at the break.

As much as the offense struggled in the first half, they did a full 180 in the second stanza, starting the period 5-of-6 from the floor in a 14-4 run that saw UE takes its first lead of the game at 42-41 just over four minutes in.  Troy Taylor and Egidijus Mockevicius were the spark plugs as Mockevicius registered five quick points while Taylor stole the ball three times in the opening minutes of the half.

Two lead changes would ensue before Canisius would retake and begin to extend their lead.  An and-one by Christ Manhertz with 9:34 left gave them a 60-53 lead after they hit six out of nine shots in the stretch as they retook the lead. 

With the season on the line, Evansville made its way back as D.J. Balentine hit his first three-pointer of the night to bring the Aces within two before Ryan hit a pair of free throws to knot the game at 65-65 with just under six minutes remaining in the contest.  That momentum was short-lived as Billy Baron came back with a 4-0 run of his own, which included a long three, but Ryan shot the Aces right back in it scoring 14 points in a row as UE outscored Canisius by a 14-2 margin to take its largest lead of the game at 79-71.

Canisius made its way back within three at 81-78 in the final minutes on an Isaac Sosa three before Ryan countered with two free throws with 14 seconds left and sealed the game with another two from the stripe in the final seconds.  Baron hit a trey at the buzzer, but the game was out of reach as UE won, 84-83

The rebounding battle was tied at 32 while Canisius shot 53.4% and UE was 47.5%.  Taylor had a strong effort aside from his scoring, posting 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.  Baron was the leading score for the Griffs with 21.

UE will now await its next opponent in the CIT. will have full information as soon as it is available.


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