EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – The University of Evansville men’s basketball team scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed as the Purple Aces earned a 70-52 win over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon inside the Ford Center.
Shamar Givance led a trio of double-digit UE (7-8, 5-4 MVC) scorers with 10 points. He was 8-of-13 from the field and posted a game-high four assists. Jawaun Newton and Samari Curtis posted 17 apiece. Newton knocked down 7 of his 10 attempts and tied his career mark with eight rebounds. Curtis was also 7-of-10 from the field.
“I thought we were focused and had a good mindset as far as playing with the type of purpose that we needed to,” UE head men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter exclaimed following the win. “Our guys really complemented