EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) The Aces comeback attempt came up just short Wednesday night at Ford Center. After trailing by 17 points, Evansville loses the MVC opener to Southern Illinois 54-52.

Marcus Domask hit the game-winner for SIU with less than 1 second to go in the game.

“Our guys showed a lot of character and heart.  They changed the way they were playing and became more effective,” Aces head coach Todd Lickliter said.  “We had the ball with a few chances to tie it or take the lead but could not quite get there.  It was a great effort that went right down to the wire.”

Shamar Givance led UE with a career-high 31 points.

The Aces host Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon.

(This story was originally published on December 1, 2021)