Northern Iowa vs. Evansville,
01/01/2017 16:00 EDT,
Score: 58 - 70
Point Spread: -2/-106 Evansville
*4 Star NCAA BB REVENGE CA$H* The Evansville Purple Aces lost three times to the Northern Iowa Panthers last year. They lost those 3 games by a total of 7 points! They lost twice by 2 points and one time by 3 points. In two of those games, the Purple Aces led in the final minute.
The most heartbreaking was the Missouri Valley tournament loss at the buzzer. Evansville nearly got into the NCAA Tournament last year, but it was Northern Iowa who crushed their dreams.
Northern Iowa lost a bunch of talent from last year's team. The biggest loss is in the backcourt, where Northern Iowa really misses point guard Wes Washpun. The young point guards for Northern Iowa just aren't getting into the lane at all. Jeremy Morgan is a really good player, but he is having to do too much right now.
Evansville has been boosted by Ryan Taylor this year. Taylor transferred in from Ohio, and he is playing great basketball. The Purple Aces have a tremendous home court advantage, and this place will be rocking on Sunday afternoon.
Evansville badly wants some revenge. I think they get it here. Take Evansville.