EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan scored 18 points, leading four Evansville players in double figures, and the Purple Aces hit 14 of 18 3-point attempts in routing Miami of Ohio 94-68 Wednesday night.
Ned Cox and DJ Balentine had 15 points apiece and Troy Taylor contributed 11 points and nine rebounds for Evansville (5-3). The Purple Aces shot 63 percent overall and Balentine, who was 5 for 6 in 3-point tries, led the 78 percent shooting from behind the arc.
Evansville also had a 38-13 rebounding edge.
Miami shot 49 percent from the field -- 65 percent after halftime -- but the RedHawks (3-4) couldn't overcome the Purple Aces' 20-point halftime lead.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.