Evansville 80, Alabama St. 67

Colt Ryan scored 24 points, including three 3-pointers, to help
Evansville improve to 3-0 all-time against Alabama State with an
80-67 victory Saturday afternoon.

Ryan, a senior, was 3 of 6 from behind the arc. Ryan Sawvell
added 11 points, Jaylon Moore had 10 and Troy Taylor scored just
two points but pulled down a game-high nine rebounds for the Purple
Aces (6-4), who gave up the first basket of the game but never
trailed after that. Evansville led by as many as 24 in the second
half.

Phillip Crawford scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead
the Hornets (1-8), and Shawntez Patterson chipped in 13 points.
Alabama State committed 22 turnovers, leading to 23 Evansville
points, and was outscored 34-20 in the paint.

In addition to staying perfect in three games against Alabama
State, Evansville improved to 7-0 all-time against Southwestern
Athletic Conference teams.