Eastern Illinois vs Jacksonville State

Jacksonville St. 63, E. Illinois 45

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Brian Williams scored 18 points and Nick Cook had 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Jacksonville State defeat Eastern Illinois 63-45 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Thursday night.

The Gamecocks (8-14, 3-6) had a 42-28 rebounding edge, including 18-11 on the offensive glass, and shot 52 percent (13 of 25) in the second half to 25.9 percent (7 of 27) for the Panthers (9-10, 2-5).

Williams hit two 3-pointers in the final minute of the first half to give Jacksonville State a 32-22 lead at the break.

After Eastern Illinois cut the lead to six, 36-30, the Gamecocks put the game away with a 23-7 run, including nine points by Williams, to lead 59-37 with 4:13 remaining.

Darion Rackley added 11 points and Tarvin Gaines 10 for Jacksonville State, and Dion Waiters had 12 rebounds.

Alfonzo McKinnie led Eastern Illinois with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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Scoreboard
Eastern Illinois (9-10)222345
Jacksonville State (8-14) «323163

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
A. McKinnie, F275-104-6110214
Z. Sanders, F220-02-25312
L. Doss, G303-51-22027
J. Miller, G300-84-40314
J. Granger, G293-112-23018
N. McFarlin163-70-03106
J. Miller101-60-00022
J. Hollowell91-10-00002
M. Herron60-00-01010
M. Woods60-00-21100
J. Piper50-00-00000
A. Akers40-10-00000
T. Jones40-00-01010
A. Lubsey20-00-00000
Totals 16-4913-182881145
 32.7%72.2% 
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
N. Cook, F295-112-2103212
T. Gaines, F195-90-030310
B. Williams, G387-140-032218
R. Boggs, G282-50-03034
G. White, G152-30-01104
D. Rackley314-102-544011
D. Waiters281-52-212434
R. Mafra70-20-02010
M. Leggett50-00-01000
Totals 26-596-942141463
 44.1%66.7% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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