EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 25 points, Marty Hill added 24 points and Evansville outlasted Drake 82-77 in double overtime in a Missouri Valley Conference opener on Wednesday night.
Evansville quickly built a five-point lead in the second overtime when Riley made a layup and Hill hit a 3-pointer. The lead reached eight on a layup by Hill with 2 minutes to go and Drake got no closer than the final margin.
Riley made 13 of 17 free throws and grabbed eight rebounds for the Purple Aces (7-7). Hill buried 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds. John Hall led the team with 10 rebounds.
Nick McGlynn had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Drake (11-3). Tremell Murphy had 15 points and seven rebounds and Brady Ellingson scored 15 points.