EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Evansville got 26 points from Colt Ryan and had an overall strong shooting effort on Saturday night, earning an 85-68 victory over Southern Illinois.
Evansville (9-6, 2-1 Missouri Valley) shot 57.7 from the floor, 50 percent from 3-point range (9 of 18) and 88.9 percent from the free-throw line (16 of 18).
Ryan hit three 3-pointers and dished out six assists.
Ned Cox scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Lewis Jones had 11 points. Troy Taylor had an effective all-around game with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Jeff Early scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Southern Illinois (7-7, 0-3). Anthony Beane scored 15 points and Desmar Jackson had 10.
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