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Drake vs Evansville Final: 83-69 - Recap

Chris Hines scored 21 points leading Drake to an 83-69 victory over Evansville at Knapp Center on Wednesday.

Drake won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs.

Drake got 18 points from Ben Simons and another 13 points from Richard Carter. Richard Carter contributed 6 assists, while Jordan Clarke cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Evansville got 25 points from Colt Ryan in a losing cause and another 13 points from D.J. Balentine. Ned Cox contributed 4 assists for them, while Colt Ryan had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Drake were victorious, as the score was 39-38 at the break.

Drake had a 36-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.