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


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.