EVANSVILLE, Indiana — D.J. Balentine scored 18 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Evansville school history in its 83-64 win over Missouri State on Saturday.
Balentine now sits at 2,280 career points, which broke the previous record held by Colt Ryan.
Jaylon Brown scored 19 points to lead Evansville (19-6, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which rebounded from its first back-to-back losses of the season. Mislav Brzoja added 13 points and six boards.
Chris Kendrix had 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for Missouri State (10-14, 6-6), which has lost four in a row to the Purple Aces.
Evansville had an 11-2 run and took a 40-27 lead at the half. The Purple Aces then scored 10 of the first 14 points out of the locker room, capped by a Brown 3, for a 50-31 lead. Evansville coasted from there, never letting their lead dip below 15 points.