Evansville at Wichita State

  • Evansville’s Ned Cox won’t play. He has plantar fasciitis in his left foot and aggravated it Saturday.
  • I doubt WSU will cut down the nets should it win. I’m told a ladder and scissors will be ready.  As one player said, they don’t want a feeling of satisfaction to take hold with one more game to play. My guess is Bradley needs to beat Creighton for the idea to take serious hold.

 

P Evansville Ht Yr Pts Reb
F Colt Ryan 6-5 Sr. 19.2 3.3
C E. Mockevicius 6-10 Fr. 5.5 4.8
G Ned Cox 6-1 Sr. 11.4 2.1
G Adam Wing 6-4 Fr. 2.6 2.8
G Troy Taylor 6-0 Sr. 6.8 x-3.8

 

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Evansville(16-13, 8-8): The Aces are 1-7 in MVC road games, winning at Northern Iowa on Jan. 9. They won at Wright State, 70-58, in Saturday’s BracketBusters game. Ryan is second on Evansville’s career scoring list and 10th in MVC with 2,113 points. He shoots 89.8 percent from the foul line and his 549 career free throws ranks sixth in MVC history. This season, he is 132 of 147 from the line. Wing started the past three games and is averaging 7.7 rebounds in those games. Freshman G D.J. Balentine scored 18 points against Wright State. Cox aggravated plantar fasciitis in his left foot Saturday and did not play in the second half. He is expected to play Wednesday.

 

P Wichita St. Ht Yr Pts Reb
Carl Hall 6-8 Sr. 12.5 7.2
C Ehimen Orukpe 7-0 Sr. 3.0 4.7
G Demetric Williams 6-3 Sr. 8.7 x-2.4
G Tekele Cotton 6-3 So. 5.9 3.8
G Malcolm Armstead 6-0 Sr. 10.1 x-4.0

 

Wichita State (24-5, 12-4): WSU made 6 of 15 three-pointers in Saturday’s 94-79 win over Detroit, its sixth consecutive game making 37 percent or better. “We’ve got the right guys shooting,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “We move the ball. We’ve created some good scoring opportunities.” The Shockers are also taking care of the ball, committing nine or fewer turnovers in three of their past five games. They committed 22 in a January loss at Evansville. Armstead led WSU with 21 points in that 71-67 loss, the final game it played with Hall out with a thumb injury. WSU has won five of the past six games over the Aces. At home, the Shockers are on an 11-game streak against Evansville, last losing in 2001.

RPI as of Tuesday: UE 120, WSU 30