The SMS Lady Bears played their second game in three days. On Friday they opened up Missouri Valley Conference play with a win over Southern Illinois. Yesterday they lost to Evansville 60-53. The Lady Bears trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half and cut the lead to three with 14 seconds to go. But the Purple Aces hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the win. SMS is now 5-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley. Evansville improved to 8-3 overall, 2-0 in conference play.