MBB: IPFW To Face Evansville in CollegeInsider.com Tournament

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The IPFW men’s basketball team has drawn the Evansville Aces for the first round of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, the second time in as many years that the Mastodons have earned a place in the postseason tournament.

The game will be played on Wednesday evening at the Ford Center with an 8 p.m. ET tip-off.

Evansville of the Missouri Valley Conference, has played three common opponents to IPFW, Miami (Ohio), IUPUI, and Illinois State. The Aces finished the season with a 19-12 overall record, and come into the tournament riding a four-game losing skid, including back-to-back losses to eventual MVC Tournament runner-up Illinois State. Evansville boasts wins over 2015 NCAA Tournament qualifiers Belmont and Northern Iowa.

Individually Evansville is led by D.J. Balentine, who averaged 18.9 points per game while dishing out a team-best 98 assists, as Egidiju Mockevicius averaged 12.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, and blocked 65 shots in 29 games during the season.

Tickets are $15 for all seats while children under the age of 17 are just $5. Beginning on Monday at 8:30 a.m., all seats will be available for purchase. You can get your tickets by calling 812-488-ACES, by visiting the Carson Center or Ford Center Ticket Office or on TicketMaster.com. Downtown parking garages will be open for the event, and will cost $5 for everyone.

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