Recap - Evansville Defeats Drake 84-78

Evansville got a 33-point performance from Colt Ryan as Evansville handed Drake an 84-78 defeat on Sunday at Ford Center.

Evansville won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread.

Evansville got 21 points from Ned Cox and another 11 points from Troy Taylor. Ned Cox contributed 6 assists, while Troy Taylor cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Drake got 27 points from Ben Simons in a losing cause and another 13 points from Richard Carter. Richard Carter contributed 7 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke had 14 rebounds.

Evansville trailed at halftime, 35-26.

The rebound battle favored Drake as they grabbed 39 boards, while Evansville only had 36.