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Monday, December 16, 2019

* The 10 Days of Harlaxton Christmas-here's your final answer!

Thanks for playing along with the 10 Days of Harlaxton Christmas! We love sharing all that has happened and that we have done with Harlaxton this year. The answer to Friday's question was 788 emails received by us before the Christmas fun started! Happy Holidays from all of us in the UE Harlaxton office!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister


Info You Should Know

* Engineering OPTIONS Summer Camps

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville announces open registration for its annual Engineering summer camps.

The High School Girls summer career exploration program is a week-long residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for high school girls currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed geometry.  The program begins on Sunday, June 14 and concludes on Friday, June 19.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Girls summer career exploration program is a 3 ½ day residential opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school girls currently in grades 6, 7, or 8.  The program begins on Sunday, June 21 and concludes on Wednesday, June 24.  Registration deadline is April 1.

The Middle School Boys summer career exploration program is a week-long day camp opportunity at the University of Evansville for middle school boys currently in grades 6, 7, or 8 and will be held daily Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.  Registration deadline is May 1.

Participants in the Engineering OPTIONS programs will gain a better understanding of what types of opportunities are available in fields most closely related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dependent children of University of Evansville employees are eligible for a $125 discount towards the cost of registration.  For more information and to obtain an application or apply online, see 

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins

* Student Health Clinic Winter Break Hours

The Student Health Center will be CLOSED for Winter break.
CLOSED December 16th- January 10th
The STUDENT Health Clinic will reopen for students on Monday, January 13th at 8:00am and resume the normal clinic hours. In case of emergency, call UE Security at 488-6911 or dial 911.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* Vote on the Best of UE!

Help the Crescent magazine with our Feb. 2020 cover story — the Best of UE! We live, eat and go to school here everyday and inevitably form patterns and preferences. Whether its what bathroom we use or the printer we scramble to in-between classes, these small decisions affect us everyday. The Crescent would like to highlight these little things that make students and UE tick by honoring the Best of UE! Cast your votes online, and look out for our Feb. issue to see if your #1 made it to the top!

Submitted by Dallas Carter



* UE win streak reaches five with road win at Green Bay

DeAndre Williams recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds while John Hall and Noah Frederking also reached double figures to lead the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a 72-62 road win over Green Bay at the Resch Center.

Williams was 7-for-8 from the floor and had the same finish from the free throw line.  He also tied for the game high with three assists.  Hall hit five baskets, two coming from outside.  Frederking hit three triples in the UE (8-3) win.

“I thought we did really well, our guys were engaged.  We did a great job playing these guys defensively,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said.  “In the second half, we let them start hitting from outside to make it close.  This is a really good road win for us, I will take it.”

“The Kentucky win really helped us on the road; we showed that we could play and win in any environment.  That really gave our guys a lot of confidence.”

Leading the Phoenix (3-8) was Amari Davis, who scored 17 points.  He was 6-of-15 from the field.  Kameron Hankerson and PJ Pipes scored 13 apiece.

Evansville took advantage of an early shooting slump by the Phoenix, opening up an 11-4 lead in the first six minutes as Green Bay made just one of their first 13 attempts.  DeAndre Williams got UE on the board before John Hall drained a triple to make it a 5-2 game.  Hall added another bucket to help the Aces extend the lead.

Up by a 14-8 score, the Aces reeled off the next ten points as they pushed the lead up to 16.  Hall got it started with a dunk before Noah Frederking scored five in a row.  Evan Kuhlman capped the stretch off with his first triple of the night to extend the advantage to 24-8 as the game reached the midpoint of the half.

With just over two minutes left in the opening period, Green Bay got back within 11 points at 36-25 before an 8-2 run gave Evansville its largest lead of 44-27 in the final minute.  Frederking and Hall each had 3-pointers in the run.  The Phoenix added the final bucket of the half to trail by a 44-29 margin at the break.

Green Bay would cut the UE lead to just 10 at 48-38 in the opening four minutes of the half before senior K.J. Riley made a huge play.  Riley made an unbelievable spin move and converted the ensuing attempt while drawing a foul.  His and-one set the lead back at 13 points.  Up 51-41, another big run saw the Aces take a game-high 19-point lead at 60-41 with 12:32 on the clock.  Sam Cunliffe got it started with a jumper before Williams dunked it on a beautiful feed from Cunliffe.  Shamar Givance connected on a long ball before another Williams basket completed the rally. 

The Phoenix responded with a run of their own, keeping the Aces off the board for a stretch of six minutes while scoring 13 in a row.  Green Bay drained five out of six attempts in the rally while holding UE to eight consecutive misses.  With under seven minutes remaining, a pair of Williams free throws ended the stretch and made it a 62-54 game.

Evansville missed 11 shots in a row over an 8-minute stretch before Dendre Williams put a quick end to it.  His triple with 4:24 remaining gave UE a double figure   once again at 66-56.  Both teams went scoreless over the next three minutes before Sam Cunliffe scored on an inbound pass from K.J. Riley that made it a 12-point contest.
In the final minute, the Phoenix would get back within eight points before the Aces cemented the 72-62 win.  Evansville is a perfect 3-0 on the road after winning just two road games last season.  The defense for the Aces was spectacular, holding Green Bay to just 27.3% shooting.  The Phoenix were held 18 points below their season average.  Evansville shot 46.9% while outrebounding Green Bay by a 44-40 final.

* Jacksonville State up next for UE men

A 72-62 win at Green Bay on Saturday saw the University of Evansville men’s basketball team improve to 8-3 overall and 3-0 on the road.  The Purple Aces look to improve those statistics on Monday when they take on Jacksonville State at Pete Mathews Coliseum.  Game time is 7:30 p.m. with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network on the call.

Setting the Scene
- Riding a 5-game win streak, the Aces face the Gamecocks on their home court in Jacksonville, Ala.
- The 5-game win streak is the longest in head coach Walter McCarty’s tenure
- Monday’s game will be the third for the program in the state of Alabama; the Aces have taken on South Alabama on two occasions, most recently in 1987
- UE and JSU met for the first time last season at the Ford Center with the Gamecocks earning a 55-50 win on Dec. 15

Last Time Out
- On Saturday, the Aces picked up a 72-62 win at Green Bay
- Evansville led by as many as 19 points in the game and never trailed
- DeAndre Williams posted his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and adding 12 rebounds; he was 7-8 from the floor
- John Hall scored 12 points while Noah Frederking added 11
- K.J. Riley had a season-high 10 rebounds
- UE’s defense held the Phoenix to 62 points - 18 under its season average
- The defense also held Green Bay to just 27.3% shooting; the second-lowest in Coach McCarty’s two seasons

Win Streak
- As a team, the Aces have improved in several facets over the recent win streak; in the three losses, UE was outrebounded by 13.3 boards per game - the last five games - all wins - the Aces have outrebounded the opposition by 2.0 per game
- UE’s shooting has gone up - the Aces have shot 49.2% in the win streak while the three losses saw the team finish at 37.9%
- Evansville has shot 50% or better in the three of the last five, including 64.2% against the RedHawks - the top effort in the Coach McCarty era

Dialing up from downtown
- In the win over Western Illinois, the Aces connected on 15 3-pointers, the most for the team in a home game at the Ford Center; UE added 12 against Miami Ohio and 10 at Green Bay
- Under Coach McCarty, the Aces have hit 10 or more triples on 13 occasions
- Between the start of the 2009-10 season and the end of the 2017-18 campaign, the program hit 10+ triples just 11 times in 298 games

Scouting the Opponent
- Jacksonville State enters Monday’s game with a 2-7 record after dropping its last four games; all four of the losses came by seven points or less
- In their last action, the Gamecocks fell to Troy by a 60-55 final on December 11
- De’Torrion Ware leads the team in scoring, rebounding and free throws
- Ware averages 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while hitting 88% of his free throw tries
- Jacara Cross checks in with 10.1 points per game while converting 59.1% of his field goal attempts



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