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Monday, February 13, 2012

* Happy 158th Birthday UE!

Founders Day Facts:  In February of 1854, John Collins Moore founded Moores Hill Male and Female Institute, what we now know as UE.  The citizens of Evansville raised the necessary funds to move the College to Evansville and our chartering as Evansville College occurred in February 1919.  Then in February 1967 we officially became the University of Evansville.  Happy 158 UE!

Everyone’s invited for Purple Birthday Cake in honor of UE’s 158th on Friday, February 17, at 12:45 p.m. in the lobby of the Ridgway University Center.

Congratulations to the following UE Alumni Association Awards recipients who will be honored at the Founders Day luncheon on Sunday, February 19:
R. Edward Coleman ’65, professor of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine – Distinguished Alumnus Award
Craig Bryan ’01, Associate Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah – Young Alumnus Award
Patrice and Richard Schroeder – Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni Award

* Campus Directory

We realize that many people miss the convenience of a printed phone directory and that there is some confusion about the electronic directory.  As a reminder, it is all housed on Acelink. 

This is the direct link to the page:

At this link, you can enter a person’s name or an office in the search box to easily find the information. For instance, if you type “University Relations” in the search box, it will bring up the contact information for everyone in our office.  Below that feature, you will also find links to a Printable Employee Directory, Employee Directory by Department, and a Printable Student Directory.  Once opened, you can save any of these to your computer, or print the pages you want so you don’t have to go back to Acelink every time!

As noted at the beginning of the academic year, there were a number of factors that made it necessary for the directory to be an electronic document. The primary reason was that the expense to print it had been absorbed by the company that produced it; they paid for it by selling ads in the directory. They notified UE that it was not profitable and that they were discontinuing the practice.  In addition to cost savings, the electronic version also allows us to have a database as updated as our Datatel information. Much as our printed calendars were always out of date before we ever got them, the phone directory, too was always outdated from the start.  So, the good news is that as people come and go, the information is up to date.

Remember, as with the previous printed directory, all this information is for internal use only and is not to be shared with those outside the University of Evansville. Also, to reassure those who might have this concern – this is the same database as was used for the printed directory, so if you have indicated your personal information is not to be made public, it will not be in this format either.

Thank you again for your understanding and if you need any help with the directory, please let us know.  Office of University Relations



What's Happening Today

* Professor Emeritus Jerry Seng to Speak Tonight at Newman Center

Continuing a Valentine's tradition at the Newman Center, UE Professor Emeritus of Biology Jerry Seng will present a chapter of the book he is writing about the life and love he shared with his wife, Ann. For those who have not had the chance to hear Dr. Seng's story, it is a beautiful testament to love and marriage, and one of the highlights of the year at Newman. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with the discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you've never been to the Newman Center for a Monday night dinner, this is the time to come. Newman is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, just across the street from UE's front oval and Koch Center. Contact Mike Roesch at for more information.

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the March 2012 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Friday, February 17.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to



* Intramural Floor Hockey Registration Now Open

Intramural Floor Hockey registration is now open.  Registration closes on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:55 p.m.  To sign up for floor hockey, please visit for complete registration.  The season begins on Monday, February 20.  Games will take place Monday through Thursday between 7:00–11:00 p.m.  If you have any questions about registration or how to sign up for, please contact Rob Latva at or 488-2794.

* Sign Up Now for Spotlight!

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Association and the National Association for Music Education (CMENC) are co-hosting this year’s Spotlight. The event is set for March 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Spotlight is a great opportunity for those outside of the music department to display their musical talent.  Any student or faculty member who signs up will be able to participate in the event. This year, we are opening the event up to Greek organizations as well. Proceeds will go towards helping special education classrooms in the area purchase instruments.  If you are interested in performing a musical talent for Spotlight this year, or have any questions, please email Kaitlyn Knollenberg (, by midnight on February 14.

* The Washington Center Representative on Campus

A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus on Monday, Feb. 13.  She will be set up at a table at the Walnut Street Entrance of the Ridgway University Center and will be available for questions between classroom visits.  There will be an information session from 1-2 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, on that day.  Plan to attend and find out more about their organization.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music - Choirs, Jazz, Guitars, and More

The University Choir and the Department’s chamber choir, Kantorei, will offer a Valentine’s Day concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday evening, February 14, at 7:30.  Under the baton of Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, the choirs will perform “love songs” from the 16th century to the modern era on texts drawn from sources as diverse as the Biblical Song of Solomon and Scottish poet Robert Burns.  Additionally, Professor of English William Hemminger and his wife, Jill, will be on hand to read the love-laced texts sung by the choirs.  The ensembles will be accompanied by Kristen Jones and Celia Teoh, and the concert is free and open to all romantic souls.

The UE Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer, will offer an evening of live music, swing dancing, food, and prizes this Wednesday evening, February 15, at the Old Courthouse, 201 NW 4th St., downtown Evansville.  The fun will begin at 7:00, and proceeds from the evening will help to fund the jazz ensemble’s coming trip to the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival.  Dr. Sharon Kazee will be the master of ceremonies for the evening, which will conclude at 10:00.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  To order tickets in advance or for more information, send an e-mail to UEMMA$, or call the Department of Music office at 488-2884.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall Friday night, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. with the Society’s Guitar Fest.  The concert serves as a fundraiser for the Society and its efforts to provide quality classical guitar concerts for the community.  Society members will perform as soloists, as well as in smaller and larger ensembles.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville.  Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students.  UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID. 

UE student and violinist Tsz-Hei Fatima Chan will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, February 19, at 2:30 p.m. This will be followed by a joint Senior Recital presented by trumpeters Nathan Winstead and Nicholas Seibert at 4:00.  Both recitals are free and open to the public.

* Students of AMF Meeting

Student of AMF will be having their February meeting this Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center's Conference Room. Please feel free to invite a friend and you're more than welcome to bring your dinner with you! It will be a fairly short meeting as we'll be talking about our service project for this semester. For more information contact Alex Jackson at

* I-House: Malaysia

Join us this week for I-House: Malaysia with student Lee Lian Kong. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this fascinating Southeast Asian country, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!


* Canned Food Drive

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be holding a canned food drive to benefit the North Park Baptist Church Food Pantry on First Avenue in Evansville on Wednesday, February 15 at the men’s basketball vs. Northern Iowa game.

Those who donate 3 or more canned food items will receive an end zone ticket for only $9 that is a savings of $5 off normal ticket price.  Donations will be accepted at the Carson Center ticket office leading up to February 15 and at the Ford Center Box Office on February 15.

* Guitar Fest

The Classical Guitar Society of Evansville and the University of Evansville will co-sponsor Guitar Fest on February 17, featuring an ensemble of 17 local guitarists (including UE faculty and students) and guest artist Matthew Schroeder of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for any student, and free for UE students.

* Career Day 2012

Attend Career Day 2012 on Tuesday, February 14, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Gain access to nearly 80 employers hiring for full-time, cooperative education, internship, and summer opportunities. Login to JobLink to view employers and pre-register yourself to give them access to your resume before the event!


* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

All students welcome to attend the Physical Therapy Club meeting in Room 104, Graves Hall at noon on February 14. You can be an undergraduate or graduate.

The grouup will be discussing upcoming club events and opportunities.

Benefits for participating in PT club include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to PT students
• Opportunities to hear guest lecturers
• Community service opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA and Indiana APTA events
• Fellowship and Mentoring from upperclassmen who have "been there, done that" in the DPT and PTA curriculum

If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please email President Jennifer Murphy at



* Informal Chinese and Taiji Lessons Begin on February 15

Professor Zhu’s informal Chinese language and culture course will be offered again this semester. The class will meet each Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Room 204, Hyde Hall for 10-weeks, beginning Wednesday, February 15. The course will mainly cover practical vocabulary and skills in Chinese conversation, basic cultural information about Chinese traditions and customs, and an introduction to the Chinese writing system. The free Taiji (shadow-boxing) lesson will also continue this semester. It will follow the language and culture course, beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays The first meeting will be at the entrance of Krannert Hall of Fine Arts. In addition to the 24-movement Yang Style Taiji, Baduanjin, or the Eight Section Brocade, a traditional Chinese breathing exercise (similar to Taiji but easier to learn) will also be taught.

Both courses are open to the campus community.

* Commencement Central

This is a reminder to ALL May Graduates that Commencement Central is set for Monday, February 27 from 5-8 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center and Tuesday, February 28  from noon-5 p.m. outside the UE Bookstore. Plan to attend one of these sessions so that you can finalize your graduation plans and make sure everything is set. During the event you will meet with the Registrar and staff from the Alumni and Career Planning offices.  You also will purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements. There will be other useful information offered as well. During the Monday night event there will be food and a special giveaway.  Please mark your calendar and make sure you attend this event - it only takes a few minutes.


* UE Fitness and Health Fair Set for February 16

The annual UE Fitness and Health Fair is set for Thursday, February 16 from 11 a.m-2 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Admission is free! Services to be offered at the fair include: chiropractic screenings, display of fitness equipment, vision tests, drunk driving goggles that demonstrate impairment levels in driving drunk, and blood pressure screenings. You could win free giveaways such as restaurant gift cards and more! So come out and have fun, get free things and see how fit and healthy you are!


Info You Should Know

* Attention Chess Enthusiasts!!

The West Terrace Elementary School (located 1 mile from the campus of USI) is in need of some volunteers to teach students how to play chess. The West Terrace Chess Club will be meeting most Tuesday afternoons beginning on Valentine's Day - February 14 - from 2:16-3:30 p.m.

No prior chess experience required! Any level of chess knowledge is helpful - knowledge of piece names and movements, up to scoring moves and advanced play. If you love working with children and playing chess then this will be perfect for you!
If interested, please contact Laura Seibert-Cavins at (812) 422-8126.

* UE Bookstore Beginning Returns of Unsold Textbooks from Spring Semester

The UE Bookstore is beginning the return process for unsold textbooks from the Spring semester. Used books will be the first group of books that will be processed for return starting next week. If you still need a textbook for a class please check in the Bookstore. If you see a used copy you want please purchase it ASAP or if you need some time to purchase it please let store staff know and we will hold it for you for a period of time. New textbooks are not schduled to be returned until later in the semester.


* The Major George Cowgill and Mrs. Mary Cowgill Award in Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Writing announces the Major George Cowgill and Mrs. Mary Cowgill Award in Creative Writing.

George and Mary Cowgill believed in the power of a good education and the potential freedom and opportunity higher education could provide. Though he achieved much in his life, often through determination and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Mr. Cowgill felt he could have achieved more if he had earned a college degree and instilled this belief in his sons. Mrs. Cowgill taught English for many years and continued her own education, eventually becoming a high school guidance counselor, where she helped many students in their search for the right college. A number of those students attended the University of Evansville, including her son Michael (BFA, creative writing, ’95). In her retirement, she volunteered at St. Gerard, a high school for pregnant teenagers in St. Augustine, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill both worked hard and made sacrifices so their sons could attend college. Though creative writing wasn’t their first choice of major, they supported Michael’s choice both at UE and later at the graduate level at George Mason University. They were lifelong readers and considered writing an honorable profession. Michael honors their spirit and memories with this gift to the Department of Creative Writing.

DEADLINE: Entries MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

One $1000 prize will be awarded for the best story

ELIGIBILITY:  Any UE writing major or minor.

ENTRIES:  Maximum 15 pages of short fiction.

FORMAT:  All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced.  Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the name of the award (“The Cowgill Award), the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, and the UE ID number.  PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

Michael Cowgill will award the prize at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.


* UE Student Writing Contest

The deadline to enter the UE Student Writing Contest for the Virginia Lowell Grabill Writing Awards and the George Klinger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing is February 17. Entries must be submitted to Kathy Martyn, administrative assistant for Departments of English and Creative Writing, in Room 320, Olmsted Hall. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

Grabill Awards
Four $100 first prizes will be awarded for the best (1) Poem; (2) Short Story; (3) Creative Non-Fiction Essay; and (4) Academic Essay.  Second and third prizes of $75 and $50 respectively will be awarded in each category.  In each category a student will receive only the highest prize for which he or she is eligible.

Anyone who is or has been a University of Evansville student at any time between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 is eligible to submit a work in any category.

For the Poetry Category:  a poem of at least 10 lines.  Three may be entered separately.  For the Short Story Category:  a short story of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately.  For the Creative Non-Fiction Essay category: a creative essay of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately.  For the Academic Essay:  an expository research paper of at least 8 pages. Two may be entered separately. 

Klinger Prize
Two prizes will be awarded in the amount of $500 each, one for creative writing (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction) and one for academic writing.

Any senior University of Evansville student is eligible for this prize.

Entries in the Poetry category should be a poem of at least 10 lines. Three may be entered separately. For Short Stories:  a short story of at least 5 pages.  Two may be entered separately. For Creative Non-Fiction: a creative essay of at least 5 pages. Two may be entered separately. For Academic Essays: an expository research or analysis paper of at least 8 pages. Two may be entered separately.

All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced. Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered. The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work. PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

Prizes for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction will be awarded at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.  Prizes for academic writing will be given at an English Department event to be announced at a later date.

Seniors will be entered automatically in both the Grabill and Klinger contests.

If in the opinion of the judges, entries in one or more categories are too few or not of satisfactory quality to merit recognition, one or more prizes may not be awarded.  All entries are judged “blindly” (i.e. anonymously.) Please note that all entries in the Poetry, Short Story, and Creative Non-Fiction categories will be judged by the Department of Creative Writing Faculty and may be considered for publication in The Evansville Review and/or The Ohio River Review.  All entries for the Academic Essay Category will be judged by the Department of English Faculty.



* Jessica Russell-Pope

Congratulations to Jessica Russell-Pope. Her creative nonfiction piece, “Pinky Hugs” will appear in the 2012 print issue of Mangrove Literary Journal, published by the University of Miami in Florida. Jessica is a double major in creative writing and psychology and co-director of the Creative Writing Department’s Student Writers of Indiana Program.



* Chattanooga Ends Aces Tennis Unbeaten Run

Chattanooga picked up a 5-2 win over the University of Evansville women’s tennis team on Saturday afternoon, marking the first loss of the year for UE.

The Mocs picked up the doubles point by taking two out of three while picking up four out of six wins in singles play.

Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James remained undefeated at No. 1 doubles, taking down Alexa Flynn and Emily Hangstefer by an 8-6 final.  At the two spot, Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales fell to the duo of Jenna Nurik and Kaylene Chadwell, 8-2.  Alekz Dzakula and Jessica Raatz fell by a 9-8 final to Shaina Singh and Charlotte Bossy at No. 3.

Kotsiou and Dzakula picked up wins at the top two singles spots.  Kotsiou defeated Nurik, 5-6, 7-6 and 6-3 while Dzakula defeated Chadwell at the No. 2 position by a pair of 7-5 finals.

At the No. 3 singles spot, James fell to Flynn (7-5, 4-6, 2-6) while Richardson was dropped by Hangstefer (3-6, 1-6).  Mina Milovic was topped by Singh at the five spot by a 1-6 and 3-6 final while Gaby Fifer fell to Bossy, 2-6 and 3-6.

Next weekend, UE will face Arkansas State at the Tri-State Athletic Club on Friday at 7 p.m. before traveling to face Kentucky on Saturday evening.

* Bulldogs Edge Lady Aces, 55-51

With just under five minutes remaining in the game, junior Meagan Collins muscled a shot between two defenders in the paint and gave the University of Evansville women’s basketball team the lead, 47-46, for the first time in the contest. However, the visiting Drake University Bulldogs would regain the advantage on the next possession and held on to take a 55-51 victory over the Aces, Sunday afternoon in the 10th annual Hoops for the Cure Game.

The loss drops Evansville’s overall record to 5-19 and 2-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while Drake evened its record to 12-12 and 6-7 in the MVC.

Senior Staci Gillum led the Aces with a career-high 15 points on a career-best four three-pointers, followed by Samantha Heck’s 10 points and eight rebounds. Collins finished with nine points and five boards, while classmate Taylor Ware logged eight points, going 2-for-2 from three-point range, and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds.

Drake took the initial lead and used a balanced scoring attack to build as much as an 11-point lead, 16-5, with 10:07 to go in the first period. Four different Bulldogs scored in an 8-0 run that ended with DU’s largest advantage of the game. However, Evansville got hot from behind the arc, knocking down three threes in a 10-2 run that cut the deficit to three, 18-15, with 4:44 to go. Gillum, Collins, and sophomore Miranda Liles drained treys, while Heck capped the run with a make at the free throw line.

In the final minutes of the half, Drake held as much as a six-point lead twice, but the Aces made it a three-point game with 45 seconds remaining on Liles’ layup. However, Drake’s Brittnye McSparron countered with a jumper to send the Bulldogs into the break, leading 28-23.

Evansville hung around to the start the second half, staying within seven points and cut the margin to three, 34-31, on Gillum’s third three of the game at the 14:20 mark. After Drake answered with a layup on the other end, Ware replied with an offensive board and put-back and then knocked down a three to make it a two-point game, 38-36, with just under 12 minutes to play.
However, Drake kicked it up a notch and scored six straight points to take their largest lead of the second half, 44-36 (9:27). As quickly as the momentum shifted in favor of the Bulldogs, it shifted back into the hands of Evansville, as the Aces outscored DU, 11-2, in the following minutes.

Heck’s three and Collins’ layup sandwiched around DU’s only basket in the run, and Blair followed with a steal and fast break layup to put UE within three, 46-43. Heck used the backboard on her bucket on the low block that made it a one-point game with 5:40 to go, and set the stage for Collins’ go-ahead basket with 4:40 remaining.

Unfortunately, missed free throws in the waning minutes proved to be costly, as the Aces went 1-for-4 from the line in opportunities that would have tied or given UE the lead.

With a minute to go, the Missouri Valley Conference’s leading scorer and rebounder, Rachael Hackbarth made a layup and then took a charge to give Drake the ball with 43.9 seconds to go with a 52-48 lead. 

Evansville was forced to foul on the other end, and Drake made 1-of-2 at the line. Gillum gave the Aces a chance, hitting a three in the corner with 15.5 seconds to go to cut the deficit to two. But, Drake sunk both free throws as they went 5-of-6 from the line in the final two minutes of the game to seal the win.

In the contest, Evansville shot 32.7 percent (18-55) from the field, 33.3 percent (10-30) from behind the arc with a season-high 10 threes, but shot a season-low 35.7 percent (5-14) from the free throw line. Drake shot 47.9 percent (23-48) from the floor, 12.5 percent (1-8) from three, and 57.1 percent (8-14) from the charity stripe.

Drake won the battle of the boards, 44-27, but Evansville did  a much better job of taking care of the ball, forcing the Bulldogs into 21 turnovers, while committing a season-low 12 themself.

Hackbarth was the only Drake player to reach double figures with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

The Aces are on the road next week, traveling to take on Missouri State Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Wichita State Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

* Drake Uses Second Half Run To Take Down Aces

Drake finished the game on an 38-15 run after Evansville cut the lead to one as the Bulldogs picked up a 78-54 win over the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Sunday evening at the Knapp Center.

Evansville (12-13, 7-8 MVC) cut a 7-point halftime deficit to just one with 11 minutes remaining before an unbelievable 20-4 run by Drake (14-12, 7-8 MVC) over a 4-minute stretch proved to be the game changer.

Denver Holmes was the top scorer for the Aces, tallying 16.  Kenneth Harris was the other UE player in double figures, notching 12.  After scoring a season-low of six points in the first meeting, Ryan was held to just seven in Sunday’s rematch.

After shooting over 60% in the first meeting of the season at the Ford Center, Drake was hot at the beginning, knocking down a pair of threes in the opening two minutes.  Back-to-back buckets by Kenneth Harris and Ryan Sawvell got UE on the board, but following a save on a sure turnover, Aaron Hawley hit the Bulldogs’ third trey of the game to make it 9-4 less than four minutes in.

Three minutes later, the Bulldogs extended their lead into double figures for the first time as Aaron Hawley knocked down his first three.  At the 11:30 mark, Drake connected on its fifth three-pointer as Jeffers hit his second of the game to make it 17-4 in favor of the Bulldogs.  A Harris bucket ended the 11-0 run.

Harris’ bucket was just a temporary fix as Drake continued to add to the advantage while beginning the game 6-of-10 beyond the arc en route to a 23-10 advantage over the first ten minutes of the game.  Evansville began to fight back, going on an 11-4 run as Denver Holmes and Sawvell recorded buckets.  With just over four minutes left in the period, Holmes connected on the first trey of the game for the Aces, cutting the deficit to just a half dozen at 27-21.

Holmes, who notched a game-high 14 points in the opening period, hit his second trey of the game a minutes later to get UE back within five before entering the locker room down by a 33-26 tally.  Evansville was able to cut into the deficit thanks to its defense.  After allowing the Bulldogs to hit eight of their first 14 shots, DU hit just four of their final 12 attempts of the period.   The first half was nearly a carbon copy of the first meeting of the season.  In that game, DU started off the game on fire, opening up a double-digit first-half lead before being up by seven at the half.

The deficit quickly went back into double figures as the Ravonte Rice, a 21% three-point shooter on the season, made it 2-3 from long range to push its lead back up to ten, 36-26.  Another Drake bucket made it a 12-point deficit before a game-changing run was put forth by UE, this one a 15-2 stretch that saw Colt Ryan knock down his first field goal of the game, a three-pointer that finished off the run and brought UE back within a possession at 40-37.

A tip-in by Sawvell helped the Aces get back within one point before the Bulldogs put an end to the run.  The momentum changer came as the Aces had a chance to take the lead.  Down 40-39, Ned Cox missed an open dunk, which sent the momentum the Bulldogs way.  Over the next four minutes, Drake outscored the Aces by an unbelievable 24-4 run to go up 64-43.

Evansville would not get any closer over the remainder of the game as Drake pulled away for the 78-54 win.

Several Bulldogs were in double figures, led by an 18-point performance by Jordan Clarke, who hit 7-of-11 shots while tallying a game-high 12 boards.  Kurt Alexander finished with 16 while three others were in double digits.

Drake finished with a solid 37-25 rebounding advantage while outshooting the Aces .536-.368.

It is back to the Ford Center for UE, who will play three of its final four games at home, including a pair in the next six days.  On Wednesday, Evansville will look for the season sweep of Northern Iowa before facing Western Illinois in its Sears Bracketbusters game on Saturday.  Both games are set for 7:05 p.m. tips.


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