In front of a raucous crowd of over 4,500 at the Ford Center, the University of Evansville Purple Aces Men's Basketball team capped off a great run in the College Tournament by hosting the championship trophy.

Down 59-58 with 3:48 left, the Aces went on a 13-6 run to take a 64-63 lead with 1:20 left.  A game-saving offensive rebound by Blake Simmons in the closing seconds, along with free throws from DJ Balentine and Adam Wing in the closing seconds was enough to give the Purple Aces the 71-65 win.