#11 Evangel Crusaders (13-5, 6-2) vs. Peru St. Bobcats (9-10, 2-6)
Game #19 / HAAC Game # 9 – Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
4 p.m. – Springfield, Mo. – Ashcroft Center (1,200)
Evangel looks to bounce back: Evangel looks to bounce back after having their five game winning streak snapped Thursday at MidAmerica Nazarene. The Crusaders host Peru State Saturday at the Ashcroft Center.
Evangel is ranked 11th in NAIA-I and enter Saturday’s game 13-5 and 6-2 in the Heart of America conference. The Crusaders are in second place in the conference standings.
Peru State is 9-10 and 2-6 in the league. The Bobcats won their last game with a 77-64 win over Graceland. They are tied with two other teams for eighth place in the league. Peru State has already won nine games this season after winning 15 games in the previous three years combined.
Evangel leads the all-time series 3-0 and won both meetings against Peru State last year as the Bobcats played their first season in the league.
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 575-401)
Peru St.: Troy Katen (5th year, 24-114)
Evangel: lost at #25 MidAmerica Nazarene 78-64 (Thur.)
Peru St.: won vs. Graceland 77-64
All-Time Series: Evangel 3-0
2011-12 Series: Evangel 2-0
Evangel 103 Peru St. 58 (Jan. 21 at PSC)
Evangel 73 Peru St. 62 (Feb. 25 at EU)