The Indiana State Sycamores are one of the few college basketball programs that can claim they have won a national championship, but the team has really struggled the past few years. The 2017-18 season has not been very rewarding for the Sycamores, but the team refuses to quit on their coach. The tenacity of this team was shown when they pulled off an impressive win over the Evansville Purple Aces on Wednesday, February 21.
Neither Evansville or Indiana State have a great offense, but both teams really struggled shooting the basketball in the first half. Both teams were running their offenses efficiently, but they just could not find a way to hit an open hot. The lack of scoring created an ugly half that ended with the game tied 21-21.
The halftime break worked wonders for both teams. The easy shots that were clanging off the rim in the first half were starting to go in the hoop in the second half. Indiana State took a five-point lead after only playing for two minutes, but the Purple Aces quickly mounted a comeback. The game remained extremely close until the Sycamores went on a big scoring run over the final eight minutes of the game. Evansville kept the game from becoming a blowout, but they still fell to Indiana State 58-53.
Indiana State has no shot at a postseason tournament berth thanks to their 12-17 record. They will play their final game of the regular season against the Bradley Braves on Saturday, February 24.