Eric Evans' 5 Biggest Games

By Steve DiMiceli

I've already profiled BJ Monteiro's 5 biggest games as a Duke. Now, it's time to look at Eric Evans.

#5 December 17, 2008 vs. Old Dominion 18 Points (.727/.500/.000) 2 Assists

Evans broke out earlier in his career than BJ and his 5th best game came only a month or so into his playing career. You don't put very efficient together too often to describe EE, but he was very efficient in a loss to a good ODU team.

#4 March 5, 2010 vs. Fordham 23 Points (.571/.571/.600) 2 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 2 Steals

Career high in scoring and his only double - double make this his fourth best game. I considered putting it higher but this game looked like an NBA All Star game played in front of 2000 first and second graders. Evans was the player of the game but I'm pretty sure my nephew who plays JV basketball could have scored double figures in this one. No one played defense for the Dukes or the winless Rams. Final score was 111 - 100 for those who don't remember.

#3 February 29, 2012 @ Charlotte 17 Points (.556/.500/.833) 3 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 1 Steal

Took charge of this one in the first half and immediately, I thought this was his best overall game. Upon reflection  there were a couple better games. Played like a senior whose career is about to come to an end. This win may have bought him another game in the CBI.

#2 December 28,2009 vs St Francis 17 Points (.875/.750/.000) 1 Rebound, 6 Assists, 1 Steal

Easily his most efficient night of work. Solid from three and off the dribble penetration. I remember he had the tear drop working in this one. I can't imagine why he got away from that shot. Shared the ball well and did all of this in only 25 minutes.

#1 December 10, 2011 vs Penn St 20 Points (.556/.250/.818) 2 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 4 Steals

Eric really took control of this one and sealed it for the Dukes at the line. Throughout most of his career he's been a complementary cog who contributes but doesn't necessarily win the game. On this occasion, he won the game from the stripe and played a mistake free.