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.