Bradley hosts Evansville after Newton’s 21-point performance

Evansville Purple Aces (4-10, 0-3 MVC) at Bradley Braves (7-9, 1-3 MVC)

Peoria, Illinois; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bradley -8.5; over/under is 128.5

BOTTOM LINE: Evansville visits the Bradley Braves after Jawaun Newton scored 21 points in Evansville’s 60-59 loss to the Drake Bulldogs.

The Braves are 5-2 in home games. Bradley is eighth in the MVC scoring 71.8 points while shooting 44.1% from the field.

The Purple Aces are 0-3 in MVC play. Evansville is fourth in the MVC allowing 66.6 points while holding opponents to 47.1% shooting.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Roberts is scoring 15.3 points per game with 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Braves. Malevy Leons is averaging 8.6 points over the past 10 games for Bradley.

Shamar Givance is scoring 14.6 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Purple Aces. Newton is averaging 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds over the last 10 games for Evansville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, averaging 73.5 points, 34.5 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.5 points per game.

Purple Aces: 2-8, averaging 63.0 points, 26.7 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 40.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.9 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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