Colt Ryan had 17 points to lead Evansville past Alabama State 61-57 Friday night.
Ryan hit all eight of his free-throw shots. James Haarsma added 13 points, a game-high eight rebounds, two steals and a block for the Aces (4-2).
Tramayne Moorer had 13 points and two steals to lead Alabama State (1-5). Sekani Milligen added 10 points, including three 3-pointers. Tremaine Butler had nine points, five rebounds and four steals for the Hornets.
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Alabama State came within four points of a win despite being outrebounded 42-23 and outshot 41 percent to 35 percent from the field. The Hornets forced 25 turnovers while committing 19.