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Purple Aces

NCAA Division I Basketball Mens

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22 Jan 22 Evansville  -  Illinois State
23 Jan 22 Illinois State  -  Evansville
27 Jan 22 Evansville  -  Northern Iowa
30 Jan 22 Missouri State  -  Evansville
03 Feb 22 Valparaiso  -  Evansville

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19 Jan 22 Evansville  48 - 77  Loyola-Chicago
13 Jan 22 Bradley  79 - 47  Evansville
08 Jan 22 Evansville  59 - 60  Drake
02 Jan 22 Northern Iowa  83 - 61  Evansville
22 Dec 21 Southern Methodist  P - P  Evansville

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The Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball team represents the Purple Aces of the University of Evansville, located in Evansville, Indiana, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They play their home games at the Ford Center. Evansville's athletics teams were originally known as the Pioneers in the early part of the 1900s. In the 1920s, the name Aces arose after a local sports writer wrote in a game story of the men's basketball team, "They played like Aces." The team has been known as the Aces and/or Purple Aces ever since. Evansville has won five Division II national championships (1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1971). On November 12, 2019, the Aces earned one of the biggest victories in their Division I history, defeating top-ranked Kentucky at Rupp Arena.

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The Ford Center is a multi-use indoor arena in downtown Evansville, Indiana with a maximum seating capacity of 11,000. It officially opened in November 2011 and is mainly used for basketball, ice hockey, and music concerts. It is home to the Evansville Purple Aces basketball teams and the Evansville Thunderbolts minor league hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League.



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