Three Evansville starters reached double-figures in scoring as the Aces defeated the Missouri State Bears 72-64 in the Missouri Valley Tournament late Friday night. The win pushes Evansville to 16-14 overall, while the Bears will end their season at 16-16. Evansville will now play Creighton, who defeated Drake earlier in the evening.
Kenneth Harris starred for the Aces. Harris went 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-8 from the foul line to finish with 20 points and eight rebounds. Teammate Colt Ryan added 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Denver Holmes (11 points) and guard Troy Taylor (seven points, 13 rebounds) also played well in the win for Evansville.