Aces Set for Miami, Ohio, this Sunday Afternoon

Aces Set for Miami, Ohio, this Sunday Afternoon
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - In its final non-conference game of the regular season, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team travels to Miami Ohio for a 12 p.m. CT contest on Sunday afternoon

- Live video will be available via ESPN+

Setting the Scene

- The Purple Aces put their 6-6 mark on the line in Sunday’s contest against the RedHawks

- UE has won five in a row against Miami and 9 out of 10 in the series

- It will mark the second trip of the season to the Cincinnati area as UE played its second game of the year at Xavier

- Evan Kuhlman is from that part of Ohio and had the best game of his career against the Musketeers, recording 12 points

Last Time Out

- Another great second half effort pushed the Aces past Green Bay, 80-75, on December 22

- K.J. Riley scored a career-high 24 points while hitting 12 out of 14 free throw attempts

- Evansville’s defense clamped down once again, holding the Phoenix to 40.3% shooting overall and 39.4% in the second half

- Free throw shooting also played a role, the Aces finished at 85.7% (24/28) marking the fourth time in the last five games UE has shot 75% from the charity stripe

- For the season, Evansville has taken 49 more free throws than the opposition

Takeaways from Green Bay

- After the first nine games of the season were all decided by six or more points, the last three have been decided by five or fewer

- With his 12 free throw makes and 14 tries, K.J. Riley is now in the top 34 in the nation in both statistics

- Marty Hill hit double figures for the 5th time in the last six games

- Shea Feehan was scoreless in a season-low 13 minutes; he has a total of two points in the last two games

- Devan Straub made his home debut, playing two minutes

Scouting the Opponent

- Miami is 7-5 in 2018 and have won four of their last five games including a 79-55 win over South Carolina State on Dec. 20

- Nike Sibande leads the RedHawks with 17 points per game while Dalonte Brown stands with 14.9 points per contest

- Brown is their top rebounder with 5.9 per game

- Bam Bowman has scored 9.5 points per game and is their most accurate shooter at 57.6% overall and 47.6% from outside the arc

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