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11/17/2012 11:51 PM EST
Jahr leads Evansville past Western Illinois 49-44
EVANSVILLE 49, WESTRN ILLINOIS 44
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Jordan Jahr had 13 points and eight
rebounds and Evansville closed the game on a 15-2 run to defeat
Western Illinois 49-44 Saturday night in the Coaches vs. Cancer
The Purple Aces (2-2) trailed 42-34 with 8:45 remaining when
Jaylon Moore started the run with a three-point play and Jahr
followed with two 3-pointers. Western Illinois (2-2) got its
only points during that long stretch when Jack Houpt scored on a
layup. But by then, there were only 17 seconds remaining and the
Fighting Leathernecks trailed 47-44.
Ned Cox added 11 points for Evansville.
Terell Parks had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Western Illinois.
Don McAvoy added 10 points and eight rebounds. The Leathernecks
shot better than Evansville from the field - 43 percent to 35
percent - but were 0 for 4 on 3-point attempts and just 4 for 10
at the free-throw line.
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