Evansville rallies to beat No. 23 Wichita State

Evansville rallies to beat No. 23 Wichita State
January 13, 2013, 8:38 pm
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Witchita State's Demetric Williams (5) collides with Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius (55) as he drives to the basket in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Colt Ryan had 24 points and eight assists and Evansville made seven free throws over the final last 1:25 to hold off No. 23 Wichita State for a 71-67 victory Sunday.

The Aces (11-6, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) took advantage of a season-high 22 turnovers by Wichita State (15-2, 4-1) to win their fourth straight conference game.

There were 16 lead changes and 13 ties in the game. The Shockers' biggest lead was five points, while the Aces' was six points. Evansville had a 27-9 advantage in points off turnovers.

Malcolm Armstead had a career-high 21 points for Wichita State.