Robbie Avila scores career-high 35 points, Indiana State knocks off Evansville

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-15 14:41:48-04

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Robbie Avila scored a career-high 35 points to lead Indiana State over Evansville 85-67 on Wednesday night.
Avila also had eight rebounds and five assists for the Sycamores (25-5, 16-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Ryan Conwell added 15 points and seven rebounds. Xavier Bledson had 12 points.

Kenny Strawbridge led the Purple Aces (15-15, 6-13) in scoring, finishing with 14 points. Tanner Cuff and Gage Bobe added 10 points apiece for Evansville, which lost its sixth-straight game.

Avila scored 17 points in the first half to help put Indiana State up 40-31 at the break. Indiana State extended its lead to 68-50, fueled by a 9-0 run.