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Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Recap - Evansville Defeats Drake 69-61

Evansville got a 30-point performance from D.J. Balentine as Evansville handed Drake a 69-61 defeat on Thursday at Scottrade Center.

Evansville was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2.5-point spread as an underdog.

Evansville got 19 points from Egidijus Mockevicius and another 8 points from Jaylon Brown. D.J. Balentine contributed 4 assists, while Egidijus Mockevicius cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Drake got 26 points from Richard Carter in a losing cause and another 11 points from Jordan Daniels. Richard Carter contributed 7 assists for them, while Seth VanDeest had 8 rebounds.

Evansville led at halftime, 39-28.

Evansville had a 30-24 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.