Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The University of Evansville Purple Aces played their final game at Roberts Stadium on Saturday.
The Aces battled the Illinois State University Redbirds, and the home team came away with a win in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 fans. The final score was 73-67.
Colt Ryan stepped up when the Aces needed him, scoring a career high 32-points.
The Aces (15-14, 9-9 Missouri Valley) finish the regular season in sixth place in the conference and will face third-seeded Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday in St. Louis.
More than 100 former players were in attendance to celebrate the team's 55-year run at the stadium, while UE seniors Kavon Lacey, Clint Hopf and Pieter van Tongeren all played their final home game in an Aces uniform.
The Aces will play at the new downtown arena when it opens in the fall.
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