Evansville drew Quinnipiac in the opening round of the Roe CPI

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Making its first postseason appearance in nine years, the University of Evansville men's basketball team is set to open the 2024 Ro College Basketball Invitational on March 24 against Quinnipiac.

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Game time for Purple Aces Row CBI Opener is 24th at 4:30pm CTTh at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tickets for Sunday's game are $20 and may be purchased Click here. UE Fan Sections 105/106.

Stay at the Evansville Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. There is a fan module discount, you can see it Here. For more information, call Logan Bells at 812-488-2623.

In an exciting 2023-24 campaign, the Purple Aces achieved several milestones en route to the postseason. Currently standing with 16 wins, UE's highest since 2017-18. On March 7, Evansville opened the Arch Madness with a 59–53 loss against Illinois State. It was the first win for the program in St. Louis since 2017.

Six straight wins opened the season for UE after the 1964-65 National Championship team went undefeated. The 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and All-Freshman team member Ben Hamrichus was highlighted by All-Freshman and All-Bench honorees Chuck Bailey III and Tanner Cuff. Bailey in the all-bench team.

Quinnipiac finished its season with an overall record of 24-9 while finishing 15-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Bobcats were the top seed entering the MAAC Tournament before falling to St. Peter's in the second round.

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