(Evansville, IN) - The Evansville Aces never trailed against the Illinois State Redbirds, winning 79-62 at Ford Center in Evansville Wednesday night.
The Aces had a nine point advantage at the break and opened up a 23 point lead in the second half in brushing off the Redbirds.
Colt Ryan poured in 31 points for the Aces and Ned Cox added 16 points and six assists. Tyler Brown had 21 points for Illinois State.
The Redbirds are 16-12 overall, 7-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference, and play Saturday night at the Utah State Aggies.
Evansville are 15-13 overall, 8-8 in the MVC, and play Saturday afternoon at the Wright State Raiders.
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