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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

* Founders Day Fun Fact: Fund-raising for Evansville College

Leading the 1917 drive for Evansville College was the city's popular and dynamic mayor, Benjamin Bosse. Also lending much-needed media assistance were Howard Roosa, editor of the Evansville Courier, and Karl Kae Knecht, the newspaper's leading political cartoonist. These men made sure that, for eleven consecutive days, the college made the front page, both in word and in picture.

Enthusiasm rose as over 400 people joined the fund-raising effort, and before long people who had earlier been skeptical of the campaign's chances of success became eager and ardent supporters. In fact, grade-school children gave their pennies, dimes, and quarters for the college. At Fulton School, every teacher pledged $50.00.

To record the progress of the fund-raising drive, a huge thermometer was mounted on the ten-story Citizens Bank Building at Fourth and Main Streets. Each day, campaign leaders rode a fire truck to the building, and a sign painter ascended a ladder to paint the red mercury column up to the amount that had been raised thus far.

In order to raise the last $50,000.00 just before the midnight deadline on May 3, 1917, Mayor Bosse gathered together a delegation which included Francis Reitz, a Roman Catholic layperson, Methodist Bishop, William Anderson, President Hughes, Rev. Griffin, pastor of Trinity UMC, and Rabbi Max Merritt. These leaders, with the help of the Evansville community, not only raised the necessary $500,000.00, but exceeded the goal with a total of $514,000.00.

(Excerpts taken from George Klinger's, We Face the Future Unafraid)


What's Happening Today

* UE Newman Club Hosts St. Meinrad Seminarians Today

Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa at Jazzman's 4:30-6pm with visiting seminarians from St. Meinrad Archabbey-School of Theology. Dinner follows at Ridgway University Center from 6-7 pm. From 7-8:15 p.m., the seminarians will lead a discussion re: Dr. Scott Hahn's book "The Lamb's Supper" at the Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Ave (across from Koch Center). All are welcome. For more info call/text 812-760-8610. 

* Catholic Mass Tonight in Neu Chapel

Fr. Alex Zenthoefer will preside at Mass tonight at 9:30 pm in Neu Chapel. There will also be the opportunity for confessions before Mass beginning shortly after 9 pm. 

* Sweet to Eat Cafe Court Valentine's Day Event Moved to Dinnertime

Today's Sweet To Eat Café Court Valentine’s Day event has been moved from lunch to dinner time. The event will take place from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you there! You can also double your fun and stay to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards with us during dinner! See you tonight!

* Get Your Free Copy Today!

Still haven't picked up your copy of the 2014 yearbook? Stop by the LinC table between 5–6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 if you were a full-time UE student last year. It's that simple. Can't make it during that time? Come to Student Publications, second floor, Ridgway University Center. 

* I-House: Egypt

It's time for I-House again! This week's presentation will be on the country Egypt and Abdelrahman El-Gammal is so excited to be able to present to you all about what life is like there! His major is biotechnology! He loves to play water polo, traveling, soccer and reading! His favorite part of UE is meeting people from different cultures. He also has a LIVE show he plans on performing with João Felipe (from Brazil), Gilang Andika (from Indonesia) and Faisal - Faze Abdull (from Saudi Arabia). João and Gilang will play the guitar and Faze play the Tabla. They will be performing 2 Egyptian songs. So come, sit back and relax and enjoy the show! 

.I-House starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, upstairs in the Class of 59 Gallery in Ridgway University Center.

* Wellness Nurse On Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Grave Hall lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1 - 3 p.m. 

* The Hook Up

On Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., The Hook up will be presented. Find out when it is hot and when it is not to HOOK UP! This interactive presentation is brought to you by the Center for Student Engagement and Athletics. 

* Dean's List Students Recognized by Libraries

Students who earned Dean's List status for Autumn Semester 2014 are now recognized in exhibit cases located in entry lobby at UE Libraries. 

* Art Department Announces Visiting Artist Todd Matteson

The University of Evansville Art Department is presenting an exhibit of the work of ceramic artist Todd Matteson in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from February 9 - February 27.

 Matteson will be offering:
• A student lecture on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 AM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery
• A student demonstration on Thursday, February 12 at 1:15 PM in the ceramics studio
• A public lecture on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 PM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery
• An exhibition of ceramic work from Monday, February 9 through Friday, February 27 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Gallery hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday – noon until 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Thursday – noon until 6:00 PM

He will be presenting a public lecture on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Peterson Gallery. Matteson will also be offering a lecture and demonstration for students. The exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the Efroymson family fund.

Matteson is a UE graduate and has degrees from Purdue University and Kansas State University. He is currently an associate professor of art and Chair of the Art Department at Lourdes University. During his career at Lourdes, he has taught all levels of ceramics and sculpture, 3-D and 2-D design and many art history courses.  He is the recipient of several awards, including Faculty Advisor of the Year, Faculty Excellence Award, the San Domiano Award for Service Learning and the Excellence in Education award from Ohio Magazine.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Timed Writing

Does timed writing freak you out? Do you have trouble organizing your thoughts under pressure? Come to our timed writing workshop to improve your confidence in test-taking skills. Join us in the Writing Center on Wednesday, February 11th, from 5:00 – 5:45. 

* Smokefree Evansville to hold Candlelight Vigil on February 11

Smokefree Evansville will be hosting a candlelight vigil Wednesday, February 11th from 2:30-3:30 in Neu Chapel.  February 11th marks the one year anniversary for Evansville’s smoke-free air ordinance being overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court.  The ceremony will honor the 40 people that annually lose their lives to secondhand smoke in Vanderburgh County, as well as the hundreds of local workers still being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace.  Opening remarks will begin at 2:30 but staff and students as well as the public are welcome to attend throughout the hour.

* Crick Lecture Planned for February 11

David McKinzie, PhD, will be the speaker for the Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences set for February 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall), Koch Center. McKinzie is senior research advisor in neuroscience discovery research at Lilly Research Laboratories. His topic will be "A Primer on the Drug Development Process and Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry." This event is free and open to the public.


* Jazz Swing Dance Tickets Available

Join the UE Jazz Ensemble 1 as they host Monte Skelton at the Old Courthouse Ballroom on February 11 at 7:00 pm. Dance along to your favorite jazz tunes, enjoy the complimentary dessert reception, bid on silent auction items, and don't forget to buy tickets for the half-pot raffle! Tickets for this event are $20 and $10 for students. For more information, please email Katy Von Der Heide at This event is sponsored by the UE Music Management Association. 


Upcoming Events

* Dessert Sale Today!

The Phi Alpha Delta Dessert Sale is BACK on Friday, February 13! Come out and buy cake pops and 4-layer brownies (provided by KakePoPs by Kashari) for a good cause! Proceeds benefit Holly's House of Evansville. The sale will be in the Ridgway University Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

* International Club: Dance your Heart Out!

This Valentine's weekend, the International Club has a special agenda for all UE students. What about tasting a bit of different worldwide dances? Come to Carson Center's Meeks (Large) Gym on February 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and learn a little of Swing, Chinese, Dabkeh, Samba and Latino Music Dance! Have fun alone, with your friends or with your partner! If any questions, contact us at

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movie on Saturdays in February

Join us this Saturday evening February 14th at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch a Spanish-language movie that was nominated to an Oscar award for Best Foreign Language Films. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti ( or Dr. Lorena Andueza ( 

* Nerd Wars is Tuesday, February 17!

Nerd Wars is a trivia-style contest consisting of multi-categorized questions answered by teams of UE students, faculty, administration, and staff. Come see your friends and professors duke it out!

Spectators and participants may also enter in the ELFFAR (this is NOT a raffle, it’s a game) for the chance to win

Seinnheiser Headphones, Blue Tooth Jam Plus Wireless Speakers, Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband, Donut Bank gift cards, Wal Mart gift cards, Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards, Best Buy gift cards, Orange Leaf gift cards, and Auntie Anne’s gift cards. ELFFAR tickets are 50 cents or 3 for $1. FREE pizza, popcorn, and soda will be provided for everyone!

* Huge Career Fair

This event will provide you with access to recruiters from over 100 top companies from Indiana and beyond.

Thursday, February 19
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Downtown Indianapolis Marriott Hotel

Register for Event:

Fair registration is through UE JobLink.
Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 722253 in the search bar (this is the posting number)

Bus Transportation

The University of Evansville will provide bus transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now.

Additional Information

View registered employers here:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.

* Village Housing Information Meetings Set for Today

Students wishing to reside in Village Housing (Townhouses, North Hall or other Village units) for the 2015-2016 year should attend one of the scheduled information meetings. Information meetings will be February 12 in Hyde 126. There will be 2 meetings per night (4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.).

For more information, see and select the Returning Student section on the left side menu.

* Netherlands Chef to visit Cafe Court

February 26-27, Sodexo Chef Hilko Ferdinand Van Eeden from The Netherlands will be cooking culinary cuisine from his homeland of The Netherlands. Everyone is welcome to this event! You don't need a meal plan to enjoy the cuisine. You can use your Flex, debit or credit cards. 


Info You Should Know

* Celebrate Black History Month with a Little Known Fact - Invention of Longer Lasting Light Bulb Filament

Celebrate Black History Month with a little known fact, today, February 11

Lewis Latimer invents longer lasting light bulb filament.

Lewis Latimer was the only African American engineer/scientist member of the elite Edison Pioneers research and development organization. Until Latimer's process for making carbon filament, Edison's light bulbs would burn only for a few minutes. Latimer's filament burned for hours.

Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848, to parents who had fled slavery. Latimer learned the art of mechanical drawing while working at a patent firm. Over the course of his career as a draftsman, Latimer worked closely with Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to designing his own inventions.

In 1864, at the age of 16, Latimer lied about his age in order to enlist in the United States Navy during the Civil War. Returning to Boston after an honorable discharge, he accepted a menial position at the Crosby and Gould patent law office. He taught himself mechanical drawing and drafting by observing the work of draftsmen at the firm. Recognizing Latimer's talent and promise, the firm partners promoted him from office boy to draftsman. In addition to assisting others, Latimer designed a number of his own inventions, including an improved railroad car bathroom and an early air conditioning unit.

Latimer's talents were well-matched to the post-Civil War period, which saw a large number of scientific and engineering breakthroughs. Latimer was directly involved with one of these inventions: the telephone. Working with Alexander Graham Bell, Latimer helped draft the patent for Bell's design of the telephone. He was also involved in the field of incandescent lighting, a particularly competitive field, working for Hiram Maxim and Thomas Edison.

Latimer's deep knowledge of both patents and electrical engineering made Latimer an indispensable partner to Edison as he promoted and defended his light bulb design. In 1890, Latimer published a book entitled Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System. He continued to work as a patent consultant until 1922.

Latimer married Mary Wilson in 1873, and they had two daughters together. The Latimers were active members of the Unitarian Church and Lewis Latimer was consistently involved in Civil War veterans groups, including the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition to his drafting skills, Latimer enjoyed other creative pastimes, including playing the flute and writing poetry and plays. In his spare time, he taught mechanical drawing and English to recent immigrants at the Henry Street Settlement in New York.

Lewis Howard Latimer died on December 11, 1928, in Flushing, Queens, New York.

(Little Known Black History facts submitted by the Black Student Union and the Office of Diversity Initiatives)

* Make Your Voice Heard Regarding Evansville Bus Systems

There is another exciting opportunity to provide your insights on the new directions the Evansville Bus System will take. The survey is brief and your opinions are very important to improve services used in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. The survey is available until February 13 at Thank you in advance for your help with this important research - your opinion counts.

* Interfaith Travel Scholarships Available for REL 212 Summer @ Harlaxton

Interested in sacred spaces and how they reflect and shape religious beliefs and practice? Want insight into global religious traditions in a global setting? Looking for a unique interfaith experience with fieldwork at mosques, cathedrals, and temples?

Students who sign up for the Harlaxton summer course REL 212 are eligible for a travel scholarship to help fund course travel/field trips.

Sign up today for summer at Harlaxton course, REL 212 "Living World Religions: A Global Interfaith Pilgrimage." Satisfies Enduring Foundations Outcome 4 and Overly A. If you've already taken REL 212, you may take this course as REL 380, "Sacred Spaces and Their Liturgies." The two courses will meet together, with assignments shaped differently for the two courses.

For more information contact Tammy Gieselman, 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Trial of Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Do you need information on Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, the end of Franco’s dictatorship in Spain, or the Ringling Brothers and their circus?

Over the past 100 years, Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature has become an important index of subjects in the popular press. Its online version, Readers’ Guide Retrospective, offers full coverage of the original paper volumes. The database provides access to over three million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines.

UE Libraries will trial this database until March 6, 2015.

Contact Kathy Bartelt ( with questions or comments regarding Readers Guide Retrospective.

* Physical Therapy Alumni Reception

The Departments of Physical Therapy and Alumni Relations hosted an Alumni Reception last week in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting.  Approximately 70 UE PT faculty and alumni attended the event.  

* Need service hours? Volunteer on campus!

Later this month, UE will host delegates from all throughout the state for the Indiana Residence Hall Organization Conference (IRHOC). The goal of the conference is to share creative and beneficial ideas that will make campus residential communities even better. The IRHOC Committee is looking for hospitable, energized students who are willing to volunteer for various positions during a portion of the conference that will take place from February 28 to March 1. Each volunteer will be eligible for service hours and a free t-shirt. To learn more about the conference and sign-up for a slot, log on to and select “Volunteers” from the navigation menu. Questions can be directed to Sign-up now to receive your preferred volunteer slot. 

* Mark R. Simpson Award Nominations

Do you know a senior who is an inspiration to the University of Evansville campus and community? A senior who has managed to overcome various obstacles in their life as well as being a successful student? If so please read the Mark R. Simpson award application. This award is dedicated to a graduating senior who has overcome adversity in his or her life while still earning academic honors and making contributions to the University of Evansville.

Details about how to submit a nomination and the qualifications for the award are included on the application as well. All nominations are due March 25 at 5:00 PM. Applications may be sent to, the Student Government mailbox in the Center for Student Engagement, or in Geoff Edwards' office. If you have any questions regarding this award application process please contact Mallory Mooney at 

* Bookstore Sale

The Bookstore is offering 20% OFF the regular price of all clothing and gift item purchases in the store February 9th through 13th (Monday-Friday). Clearance items are exempt from additional discount. Get something for your sweetheart or some gear for an upcoming ACES game and save some money! 

* Looking for Additional Scholarships?

The Office of Financial Aid has recently enhanced our section of the University of Evansville’s website to assist students with finding scholarships.  On the UE website, go to the Tuition & Aid tab then to UE Students. On this screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose “Looking for Additional Scholarships?” This link will direct you to many scholarships offered from external organizations or companies, as well as UE scholarships. We will update this information as new scholarships become available. 



* PT Faculty and Students Present Research at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting

UE’s physical therapy faculty and students were busy presenting their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting (CSM) last week in Indianapolis. Those presenting from UE include:

  • Kyle Kiesel, professor of physical therapy
  • Phil Plisky, assistant professor of physical therapy
  • Yuri Yoshida, assistant professor of physical therapy
  • Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer
  • Cody Blue
  • Bryan Koewler
* Zoe Post and Rachael McGill Present Papers at Religious Studies Conference

Seniors Zoe Post and Rachael McGill each presented their Senior Seminar papers at the Student Religious Studies Conference sponsored by the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature. Post's paper advocated for a married Jesus based on evidence in Scripture and what that would mean for modern sexual ethics. McGill's paper examined the larger significance of the miracle at Cana, Jesus changing the water to wine, and how it demonstrates the process of God uniting with humanity at the end times. 

* Cognitive Science Professors Edit Collection of Artificial Intelligence Essays

The Journal of Theoretical and Experimental Artificial Intelligence just released a special issue edited by Cognitive Science and Philosophy professors Derek Jones and Anthony Beavers. The issue, "Inforgs and the Infosphere: Themes from Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence," examines the how open issues in the philosophy of information impact how we understand and approach problems in the field of artificial intelligence. For more information, see

* UE Society of Physics Students

The UE chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been recognized by the national office of the Society of Physics Students as a notable chapter for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to all the members and friends of the UE Society of Physics Students! 

* Religion Professor Publishes Article on the Resurrection

An article by Religion professor James Ware was recently published in the Journal of Biblical Literature, the flagship journal of academic biblical study in the United States, entitled "Paul's Understanding of the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:36-54." Through a close analysis of the passage in its original language, ancient Greek, Ware's article seeks to show the weakness of recent revisionist readings which contend that the apostle in the chapter understands resurrection as involving entry into a disembodied or ethereally embodied existence. Ware argues, by contrast, that the hope of future resurrection envisioned in the passage involves the abolishment of death, through the revivification of the present body of flesh and bones, and its transformation to be imperishable. 



* Faculty/Staff Basketball Tickets

Faculty and staff basketball tickets are now available for the women's basketball games this Friday and Sunday. The game Friday is at 7 P.M. and the game Sunday is at 2 P.M. Be sure to wear pink on Sunday if you plan on attending!

Men's basketball tickets for their game on Tuesday are also available now.

* Aces athletics teams honored at Ford Center on Tuesday

The University of Evansville Athletics Department recognized 10 varsity sports for being named Academic All-America teams at the Purple Aces men’s basketball game on Tuesday night.

As a group, the 233 student-athletes at UE compiled a grade point average of 3.29 on a 4.0 scale during the most recent fall semester.

The women’s swimming and diving team, coached by Rickey Perkins, is in the top 10 nationally among division-one Scholar All-America Teams with a 3.55 team grade point average and has finished in the top 20 over the last nine years. Abigail Smith, junior, received the MVC Elite 18 award presented to the student-athlete with highest cumulative GPA in the finals at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. This is second Aces women’s swimmer to receive this award joining former standout Christina Schmidgall.

The men’s swimming and diving team, also coached by Rickey Perkins, earned the Scholar All-America Team award from the College Swim Coaches Association by compiling a 3.057 GPA.

The men’s cross country team, coached by Don Walters, earned Academic All-USA honors from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the 9th consecutive year by posting a 3.098 team GPA.

The women’s cross country team, also coached by Walters, earned the Academic All-USA award for the 14th consecutive year with a 3.537 team GPA.

The men’s soccer team, coached by Marshall Ray, secured another academic award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with a team GPA of 3.202.

The men’s golf team, coached by Jim Hamilton, garnered acceptance into the Team Scholar Group from the National Golf Coaches Association for compiling a 3.325 grade point average.

The women’s tennis team, coached by Nick Mueller, earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Academic Team award for the 19th year, with a team grade point average of 3.278. It’s the longest stretch of consecutive national academic honors for a University of Evansville sport.

The volleyball team, coached by Manolo Concepcion, earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 9th time in the last 10 years with a team GPA 3.715.

The softball team, coached by Mat Mundell, has been recognized by the National Fast pitch Coaches Association for its academic achievements with a team GPA of 3.363.

The women’s soccer team, coached by Krista McKendree, captured the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 7th consecutive year with a team GPA of 3.522.

For just the fourth time in school history, a University of Evansville student-athlete has been the recipient of the MVC Elite 18 Award, one of the most prestigious honors for each sport. Purple Aces Women’s soccer player, Emily Griebel, showed that she had what it took on the pitch and in the classroom in becoming the first soccer player in program history to receive the recognition. The MVC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade- point average competing at the finals site at each of the MVC’s 18 team championships. Emily has posted a GPA 3.845 as a Pre-Physical Therapy major. 

* Aces grind out 73-66 win over Missouri State

An efficient effort saw the University of Evansville basketball team commit just three turnovers as the Purple Aces earned a 73-66 victory over Missouri State on Tuesday night at the Ford Center.

Evansville’s (17-8, 7-6 MVC) three turnovers tied the lowest in head coach Marty Simmons’ tenure as head coach.

“Our guys have continued to work hard and get better. Give credit to Missouri State, half of their team is out with injuries and they came out and played really hard,” Simmons said. “Jaylon (Moore) and David (Howard) played well on the inside and, overall, we had great play from everybody. To turn it over just three times is outstanding.”

D.J. Balentine led UE with 20 points as he hit seven shots and three triples. Adam Wing had his best game of the season on a night when his father Greg performed an awesome rendition of the National Anthem on the trumpet. Wing scored 17 while hitting 7 of his 8 free throw attempts. David Howard and Jaylon Brown registered nine points apiece. For Howard, it marked his best MVC game this season. Brown tied Blake Simmons for the game-high with five assists.

Missouri State’s (9-16, 3-10 MVC) Camyn Boone led all players with 21 points. He was 9-of-14 from the field and had seven rebounds. Gavin Thurman fell just short of a double-double, posting 12 points and 9 boards.

Evansville looked to be off to a stellar start as the Aces hit their first three shots of the night. Adam Wing helped the Aces reel off the first four points of the game before their lead extended to 6-2 on Wing's second make of the game.

Gavin Thurman opened up by hitting his two shots before Camyn Boone hit an old-fashioned 3-point play to tie the score up for the first time at 8-8. Five D.J. Balentine points in a row saw the Aces regroup and take a 15-10 advantage at the 12-minute mark.

The feisty Missouri State team hung around and made their way in front with eight minutes remaining in the half, going up 20-19 on another Boone bucket. An and-one from David Howard knotted the score back up at 22-22, but the Bears roared back with four in a row, taking their largest lead of the day with four minutes left.

A Jaylon Brown triple got the Aces right back into it as the teams went to halftime tied at 30-30. Balentine and Wing had seven apiece at the break while the top scorers in the game were the Bears' Thurman and Boone, who registered 10 apiece.

Out of the break, the Aces hit 8 of their first 11 shots, but still trailed the Bears by one nine minutes into the period. Just over a minute into the period, Jaylon Moore gave UE its first lead since the 8:11 mark of the first half at 34-32. The squads swapped the lead a few times before Howard took over, posting five in a row as the Aces took a 48-44 lead.

MSU continued its battle as Chris Kendrix knocked down a pair of free throws to put the lead back in the Bears' hands at 49-48 at the 12:10 mark. They continued to hold that lead until Moore tied it up with a free throw and seconds later, Balentine found Wing for a layup to put the Aces back in front at 53-51 with 9:12 remaining.

UE's game-changing run continued as Blake Simmons and Moore connected on buckets once again to mark a 9-0 stretch to give the Aces their largest lead of the game at 59-51. Missouri State ended a scoreless stretch of nearly five minutes as Austin Ruder knocked down a pair of free throws to cut the lead to six. The Bears were 0-4 with four turnovers as UE retook the lead.

Inside of four minutes remaining, Balentine was at it again as another 3-point play for the Aces gave them their largest lead of nine points at 66-57. Evansville missed a pair of buckets around the net as the Bears attempted a comeback. Boone connected down low with 1:23 left ending an 0-for-6 stretch and was the first MSU field goal since the 11:35 mark. It cut the gap to 66-60. On the ensuing possession, Loomis Gerring hit another Bear bucket to close within four.

Shawn Roundtree made it three makes in a row for the Bears as they cut the UE lead to three, but the Aces were a perfect 6-6 in the final seconds from the free throw line to clinch the win.

A trip to Carbondale, Ill. awaits the Purple Aces as they travel to face Southern Illinois on Saturday. Tip is set for 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena. Seven days from today, UE will face Drake at the Ford Center.


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