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Purple Aces Open Conference Tournament Play Against Missouri State

Last updated on Friday, March 2, 2012

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - Evansville opens Missouri Valley Conference Tournament play tonight when they take on the Missouri State Bears in St. Louis.

The Purple Aces are the number-three seed in the tournament while the Bears are the number-six seed with both having 9-9 records in conference play.

Evansville beat Missouri State 75-70 in the regular season finale last Sunday to complete a sweep of the season series.

The Bears enter the postseason having lost their last four games.

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