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.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.