I was expecting that Valpo would lose. I did not expect them to go toe to toe with Drake almost the entire game. Drake's pick-and-roll was devastating at times. For whatever reason, Valpo had trouble stopping it.
Both teams double-digit leads. Both teams employed full court pressure, but Evansville's was slightly more effective. Both teams' ball carriers got away with a lot of off-arm shoving to keep defenders away. The refs started calling fouls more frequently in the final 8 minutes or so.
This game actually took place on Feb. 5, not Feb. 4. The first half only took 33 minutes, which helped keep the game from lasting too long in spite of 2 overtimes and several lengthy monitor reviews.
Section D Row J Seat 1
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