Aces back home for pair of games against Drake

Aces back home for pair of games against Drake
Evansville puts undefeated home record on the line against Bulldogs
Credit Source: University of Evansville Athletics
EVANSVILLE – Looking to preserve an unblemished record at home, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team hosts Drake this weekend for a pair of Missouri Valley Conference contests on Thursday and Friday inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Evansville vs. Drake | 6 PM | Jan. 7 & 8
Date | Time Thurs., Jan. 7 | 6 PM
Fri., Jan. 8 | 6 PM
Location Evansville, Ind.
Site Meeks Family Fieldhouse
Jan. 7 & 8 Evansville vs. Drake
Follow Along Live Stats | ESPN3 (Game 1) | ESPN3 (Game 2)
Evansville Women’s Basketball Site | Twitter | Game Notes

Last Time Out: SIU 69, Evansville 51

  • Sophomore Abby Feit bounced-back with 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Aces, while fellow sophomore Sydney Thurwalker scored 11 points and recorded five rebounds coming off the bench.
  • Jossie Hudson narrowly missed scoring in double-figures with nine points in the game. For the Salukis, Payton McCallister powered SIU with 17 points, including three triples.
  • The Aces kept pace with SIU for much of the opening half, trailing by just one with 6:25 left in the second quarter.
  • Following Evansville cutting its deficit to one, SIU closed the half on an 18-8 run to take an 11-point lead at the break.
  • Despite making multiple pushes back, Evansville was unable to close back within single digits of the Salukis as SIU’s lead grew as large as 20 in the 69-51 win.

Previewing the Matchup: Drake

  • Evansville and Drake are meeting for the 59th time in series history with the Bulldogs owning a 44-14 advantage in the all-time series
  • Drake captured both of last season’s meetins, first with a 108-44 win on Jan. 19 in Des Moines followed by a 66-51 win on Feb. 13 in Meeks Family Fieldhouse.
  • The Bulldogs enter the back-to-back games with an 11-game winning streak over the Aces dating back to an 84-79 overtime win for Evansville in the MVC Tournament on March 13, 2015.
  • Drake is coming off a weekend split with Bradley, taking the first game, 71-56, and falling in the second game, 80-75.
  • The Aces failed to reach the 60-point mark in each of their contests at SIU this past weekend, marking the first times this season that Evansville has scored less than 60 points.
  • Evansville looks to defend home court this week as the Aces enter the Drake series with an unblemished 4-0 record inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse this season.
  • Over the next two weeks, Evansville will play four-straight home games, first with a home series against Drake, followed by a pair of games against Bradley.
  • The Aces are in search of their first MVC win since a 59-56 win over Indiana State on March 1, 2019.

Forcing Opponents Into Fouls

  • Improving upon recent seasons, Evansville has drawn more fouls on its opponents.
  • Evansville sits in the 100th-percentile in opponent foul percentage with 28% of possessions on both the offensive and defensive end resulting in an opponent foul.
  • Sophomore Abby Feit leads the Aces in fouls drawn this season, drawing 31 fouls through seven games.

Maintaining Top 5

  • Despite hitting just two three-pointers on Saturday, Evansville held its position in the top five in the nation in three-point percentage.
    The Aces are shooting 43% from beyond the arc on the season, hitting 39 triples.
  • INFO: For all of the latest information on University of Evansville athletics, visit or follow the program on Twitter via @UEAthletics.

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