Coaches vs. Cancer - Recap - Evansville Defeats Western Illinois 49-44

Evansville got 13 points from Jordan Jahr as they ran past Western Illinois 49-44 on Saturday at Ford Center.

The game was a push (tie) for betting purposes as the final score was identical to the 5 number at most sportsbooks.

Evansville got 11 points from Ned Cox and another 8 points from D.J. Balentine. Ned Cox contributed 3 assists, while Jordan Jahr cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Western Illinois got 21 points from Terell Parks in a losing cause and another 10 points from Don McAvoy III. Ceola Clark III contributed 4 assists for them, while Terell Parks had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Illinois were victorious, as the score was 26-24 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 37 boards, while Evansville only had 29.