2012–13 Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball team

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2012–13 Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball
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CIT, Semifinals
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
2012–13 record 21–15 (10–8 The Valley)
Head coach Marty Simmons (6th season)
Assistant coach Jimmy Elgas
Assistant coach Carson Harris
Assistant coach Geoff Alexander
Home arena Ford Center
Seasons
2012–13 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Creighton 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
Wichita State 12 6   .667     30 9   .769
Northern Iowa 11 7   .611     21 15   .583
Evansville 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Indiana State 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Illinois State 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Bradley 7 11   .389     18 17   .514
Drake 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Missouri State 7 11   .389     11 22   .333
Southern Illinois 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
2013 MVC Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball team represented the University of Evansville during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Purple Aces, led by sixth year head coach Marty Simmons, played their home games at the Ford Center and were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 21–15, 10–8 in MVC play to finish in fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Tournament to Indiana State. They were invited to the 2013 CIT where they defeated Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, and Canisius to advance to the semifinals where they lost to East Carolina. Senior guard Colt Ryan set the school's all-time record in scoring in the win at Canisius, and finished his career with 2,279 points; 43 points ahead of Larry Humes.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Ryan Sawvell Forward/Center 6–8 200 Sophomore Mundelein, Illinois
1 Jordan Nelson Guard 6–1 160 Sophomore Lincoln, Illinois
4 Lewis Jones Guard/Forward 6–3 205 Senior Memphis, Tennessee
5 Troy Taylor Guard 6-0 184 Senior Anderson, Indiana
10 Jaylon Moore Forward/Center 6–7 230 Sophomore Olive Branch, Mississippi
11 Colt Ryan Guard/Forward 6–5 210 Senior Batesville, Indiana
12 Adam Wing Guard 6–4 205 Freshman Morehead, Kentucky
13 Jordan Jahr Guard/Forward 6–6 205 Sophomore Austin, Texas
14 Andy Chinn Guard 6–0 165 Senior Tell City, Indiana
20 Brandon Williams Guard 6–0 170 Senior Charlotte, Tennessee
22 Ned Cox Guard 6–1 185 Senior San Antonio, Texas
23 Mike Leazer Guard 6–3 170 Freshman Mount Prospect, Illinois
25 Rokas Cesnulevicius Forward/Center 6–8 215 Sophomore Alytus, Lithuania
31 D.J. Balentine Guard 6–2 210 Freshman Kokomo, Indiana
44 David Howard Forward 6–8 225 Freshman Nashville, Tennessee
55 Egidijus Mockevičius Center 6–10 225 Freshman Kuršėnai, Lithuania

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/27/2012*
7:00 PM
Southern Indiana W 73–55 
Ford Center (7,358)
Evansville, IN
11/03/2012*
4:00 PM
Illinois–Springfield W 79–54 
Ford Center (4,754)
Evansville, IN
Regular Season
11/10/2012*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 22 Notre Dame
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 49–58  0–1
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,224)
Notre Dame, IN
11/15/2012*
7:00 PM
Buffalo
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 50–56  0–2
Ford Center (3,572)
Evansville, IN
11/16/2012*
7:30 PM
Yale
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 66–56  1–2
Ford Center (4,112)
Evansville, IN
11/17/2012*
7:30 PM
Western Illinois
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 49–44  2–2
Ford Center (4,431)
Evansville, IN
11/20/2012*
7:30 PM
at Tennessee Tech W 62–50  3–2
Eblen Center (N/A)
Cookeville, TN
11/26/2012*
7:00 PM
Alabama A&M W 72–46  4–2
Ford Center (3,510)
Evansville, IN
12/01/2012*
3:30 PM
at Colorado State
MW–MVC Challenge
L 72–79  4–3
Moby Arena (3,970)
Fort Collins, CO
12/05/2012*
7:00 PM
Miami (OH) W 94–68  5–3
Ford Center (3,481)
Evansville, IN
12/08/2012*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
Murray State L 70–82  5–4
Ford Center (6,302)
Evansville, IN
12/15/2012*
1:05 PM
Alabama State W 80–67  6–4
Ford Center (4,116)
Evansville, IN
12/18/2012*
7:05 PM
Oakland City W 103–69  7–4
Ford Center (3,254)
Evansville, IN
12/22/2012*
1:00 PM
at No. 19 Butler L 67–75  7–5
Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,190)
Indianapolis, IN
12/29/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 16 Creighton L 70–87  7–6 (0–1)
CenturyLink Center Omaha (18,458)
Omaha, NE
01/02/2013
7:05 PM, ESPN3
Missouri State W 62–59 OT 8–6 (1–1)
Ford Center (3,721)
Evansville, IN
01/05/2013
8:00 PM, MVC TV
Southern Illinois W 85–68  9–6 (2–1)
Ford Center (6,032)
Evansville, IN
01/09/2013
7:00 PM
at Northern Iowa W 62–59  10–6 (3–1)
McLeod Center (4,155)
Cedar Falls, IA
01/13/2013
3:35 PM, ESPN3
No. 23 Wichita State W 71–67  11–6 (4–1)
Ford Center (5,485)
Evansville, IN
01/16/2013
7:05 PM
at Drake L 69–83  11–7 (4–2)
Knapp Center (3,694)
Des Moines, IA
01/19/2013
7:05 PM, MVC TV
at Indiana State L 62–72  11–8 (4–3)
Hulman Center (6,444)
Terre Haute, IN
01/23/2013
7:05 PM
Bradley W 66–56  12–8 (5–3)
Ford Center (4,183)
Evansville, IN
01/26/2013
7:00 PM, MVC TV
at Illinois State L 62–67  12–9 (5–4)
Redbird Arena (6,507)
Normal, IL
01/29/2013
7:00 PM
Northern Iowa W 54–51 OT 13–9 (6–4)
Ford Center (3,681)
Evansville, IN
02/02/2013
2:05 PM
at Missouri State L 61–62  13–10 (6–5)
JQH Arena (6,328)
Springfield, MO
02/05/2013
7:00 PM
at Bradley L 70–76  13–11 (6–6)
Carver Arena (6,653)
Peoria, IL
02/10/2013
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Drake W 84–78 OT 14–11 (7–6)
Ford Center (4,210)
Evansville, IN
02/13/2013
7:05 PM
at Southern Illinois L 56–65  14–12 (7–7)
SIU Arena (4,579)
Carbondale, IL
02/16/2013
2:00 PM, ESPNU
Creighton L 68–71  14–13 (7–8)
Ford Center (6,838)
Evansville, IN
02/20/2013
7:05 PM
Illinois State W 79–62  15–13 (8–8)
Ford Center (4,166)
Evansville, IN
02/23/2013*
1:00 PM
at Wright State
BracketBusters
W 70–58  16–13
Nutter Center (3,428)
Fairborn, OH
02/27/2013
7:00 PM
at Wichita State W 59–56  17–13 (9–8)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
03/02/2013
4:00 PM, MVC TV
Indiana State W 84–68  18–13 (10–8)
Ford Center (6,909)
Evansville, IN
2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament
03/08/2013
2:30 PM, MVC TV/ESPN3
vs. Indiana State
Quarterfinals
L 50–51  18–14
Scottrade Center (14,567)
St.Louis, MO
2013 CIT
03/19/2013*
7:00 PM
Tennessee State
First Round
W 84–72  19–14
Ford Center (2,324)
Evansville, IN
03/23/2013*
12:30 PM
Eastern Kentucky
Second Round
W 86–72  20–14
Ford Center (1,651)
Evansville, IN
03/26/2013*
6:00 PM
at Canisius
Quarterfinals
W 84–83  21–14
Koessler Athletic Center (1,403)
Buffalo, NY
03/30/2013*
4:00 PM
at East Carolina
Semifinals
L 58–81  21–15
Williams Arena (5,625)
Greenville, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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