Evansville beats Northern Arizona 71-65 for CIT title
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Egidijus Mockevicius scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Evansville past Northern Arizona 71-65 victory in the College Insider.com Tournament on Thursday night.
It was the 20th double-double of the season for Mockevicius, who helped Evansville (24-12) win its first postseason title since becoming an NCAA Division I program in 1977.
D.J. Balentine scored 16 points and was named the tournament MVP, while Jaylon Brown added 10 points for the Aces.
Kris Yanku had 18 points for Northern Arizona (23-15), which made it to a postseason title game for the first time and set a school record for victories.
This was the seventh year the College Insider.com Tournament was played, with Murray State winning last season.