It is back to the road for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team as it heads north to take on Bowling Green on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT.
Evansville is coming off of a 98-56 win over Oakland City on Saturday as four players finished in double figures. K.J. Riely backed that up a 13-point game at New Mexico with a solid contest against the Mighty Oaks, posting nine points while setting his mark with nine assists. He registered 10 assists against just one turnover for the week while averaging 11 points per game.
Riley leads the team with 24 free throw makes and 32 attempts.
Junior Marty Hill made his debut at New Mexico and started off what was a great pair of debut games for the Brooklyn Park, Minn. Native. Hill entered the contest in Albuquerque and scored on his first possession; he completed his first game with four points and seven rebounds. His shooting prowess was on display in Saturday’s game against Oakland City as he notched 12 points while hitting four out of five triples.
John Hall has been working hard at finding his niche on the UE squad and his work paid off against Oakland City. Hall set career marks with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. He connected on four of his five attempts in the contest.
Another Aces player that had his best outing in the win over OCU was freshman Evan Kuhlman. The Ohio product registered 9 points, 8 rebounds and 24 minutes, all his career bests.
Bowling Green enters Tuesday’s match-up with a 7-2 record after defeating Norfolk State by a final of 92-77 on Saturday. The Falcons are led by Dylan Frye and Justin Turner, who average 16.8 and 16.5 points per game, respectively. Alex Long was the leader against NSU, posting 22 points on 10-13 shooting. BGSU ranks in the top ten in the nation in free throw attempts and makes.
The two teams met last season at the Ford Center with Evansville hanging on for a 69-66 victory. Jaylon Brown was the difference in that contest, scoring a game-high 29 points while hitting 14 out of 15 free throw tries.