Conference: Missouri Valley
Location: Evansville, Ind.
Head Coach (Season at School, Record): Marty Simmons (281-249 ,183-176) (10 years)
Arena (Capacity): Ford Center (8,930)
Mascot: Purple Aces
Colors: Purple, White and Orange
2016-17 Overall Record: 16-17
2016-17 Conference Record (Finish): 6-12 (8th)
2016-17 Postseason: 1-1 Missouri Valley Tournament
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Evansville says goodbye to star point guard Jaylon Brown. A season ago, Brown averaged 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing 36.8 minutes per game. In total, the Purple Aces graduated six from last year’s roster, leaving Marty Simmons with a young but talented squad. Ryan Taylor will bear most of the weight. As a redshirt sophomore, Taylor averaged 14 points, starting in all but one game in 2016-17. Though finishing eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference, Evansville managed a hard-fought victory over Indiana State in the conference tournament before ending their Arch Madness run in St. Louis, falling to Illinois State, 80-69.