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Eastern Illinois vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley

E. Illinois 63, Texas-Pan American 50


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Josh Piper had a career-high 28 points and seven rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois to a 63-50 victory against Texas-Pan American in an "Ice Man" Classic game on Saturday.

Piper shot 10 of 16 from the floor, 2 of 4 from 3-point range and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Panthers (1-3).

Brandon Provost scored 12 points for the Broncs (1-4).

Eastern Illinois led 30-29 at intermission, and a 20-6 run over a 9:27 stretch of the second half gave it control. Piper scored six points during the surge, which culminated with his two free throws after Texas-Pan American coach Ryan Marks was ejected with two technical fouls with 9:29 remaining. The free throws gave the Panthers a 52-38 advantage.

The win was Jay Spoonhour's first as Eastern Illinois coach.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F3210-166-670428
S. Blanford, F190-11-23131
A. Akers, G353-70-05616
M. Woods, G283-61-37227
A. Austin, G192-60-43034
T. Jones252-30-02015
K. Anderson171-31-22023
M. Herron122-31-21107
C. Harvey81-30-00112
A. Lubsey50-00-01000
Totals 24-4810-1932111763
Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
R. Cabrera, F184-50-24018
J. Leathers, F171-30-02132
J. Delgado, G302-63-46117
B. Provost, G292-106-821212
A. Urbanus, G292-70-04616
S. Hines212-30-04024
H. Johnson183-51-31139
L. Toivonen120-02-23002
D. Nash110-50-02010
J. Cleveland80-00-21020
J. Dantzler70-00-01100
Totals 16-4412-2131111650
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-05-1143
Morehead St.0-03-1277
Tenn. St.0-03-2331
Tenn. Tech0-03-2258
Jax. State0-03-5286
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-04-267
Austin Peay0-02-4281
UT Martin0-02-4254
Eastern Ill.0-00-3243
SE Miss. St.0-00-4253

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Grand Canyon0-04-0150
New Mex. St.0-04-1244
Chicago St.0-03-4148
Utah Valley0-02-3246
UT-Rio Grande Valley0-02-3306
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OHST 69 Final
RI 58
BYU 68 Final
ND 78
SAM 54 Final
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