Evangel Crusaders (6-13, 5-8) at Avila Eagles (5-17, 4-10)
Game # 20 / HAAC Game # 14 – Thur., Feb. 14, 2013
5:30 p.m. – Kansas City, Mo. – Mabee Center
Evangel Broadcast Coverage:
Radio- ESPN 1400 AM
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Evangel at Avila: Evangel takes on Avila in Kansas City Thursday for a key Heart of America conference game.
Evangel is 6-13, 5-8 in the conference and is in 7th place in the league. The Crusaders have won back-to-back games with wins last week against Missouri Valley 68-54 and at Graceland on Saturday 53-52. Evangel is looking for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Avila enters Thursday’s game in a tie for 8th place in the league standings with Missouri Valley. The Eagles are 5-17 and 4-10 in the conference. Avila has lost two straight and seven of their last eight games.
The Eagles won the earlier meeting this season with a 64-58 win in the Ashcroft Center on Jan. 10. Avila won both games in the season series last year but Evangel leads the all-time series 32-14.
Evangel: Leon Neal (19th year, 386-221)
Avila: Larry Williams (7th year, 125-89)
Evangel won at Graceland 53-52 (Sat.)
Avila lost vs. Central Methodist 87-61 (Sat.)
All-Time Series: Evangel 32-14
Avila 64 Evangel 58 (Jan. 10 at EU)