EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Miami allowed 7-0 and 10-0 runs in the first half and never recovered Wednesday night, suffering a 94-68 loss to Evansville (5-3) at the Ford Center. Junior guard Allen Roberts led three RedHawks (3-4) in double figures with 15 points.

Miami came back and shot 65.2 percent from the floor in the second half, including 66.7 percent from long-range, but a 35.7 percent first-half effort and a hot-shooting Evansville team that hit 63.2 percent from the floor for the game and 77.8 percent from 3-point range was too much to overcome.

The RedHawks held two early leads and trailed just four points,18-14, after a Roberts trey at the 9:37 mark, but a 14-2 run by the Purple Aces over the next four minutes pushed the Evansville lead to 16 points, 32-16. The Purple Aces used a 10-0 run to extend their lead to 23 points with 41 second left in the opening half, 46-23. Junior guard Josh Sewell knocked down a triple with 20 seconds remaining to cut the Evansville lead to 20 points at the half, 46-26.

Miami was able to close within 15 with 12:56 to play in the second half, 60-45, off a Sewell layup, a junior forward Jon Harris dunk and a pair of free throws from Sewell. That was as close as the RedHawks would get as Evansville went on to collect the 26-point win.

In addition to Roberts' 15 points, Harris chipped in 13 points and freshman guard Reggie Johnson tallied 11 points for the RedHawks. Junior guard Quinten Rollins handed out seven assists.

Evansville's Colt Ryan led all players with 18 points and eight assists.

Miami returns to the court on Saturday night, traveling to Dayton for an 8 p.m. game.