EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan scored 19 points to lead Evansville to a 66-56 victory against Bradley on Wednesday night.
Ned Cox added nine points and Edidijus Mockevicius seven points and 10 rebounds for the Purple Aces (12-8, 5-3 Missouri Valley), who shot 27 of 54 (50 percent) from the floor.
Ryan's 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining made the score 54-50 and helped Evansville get separation. Mockevicius, D.J. Balentine and Jaylon Moore followed with layups to push the lead to double digits, and Bradley got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.