Eastern Illinois vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley

E. Illinois 63, Texas-Pan American 50

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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
 50%52.6% 
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
 36.4%57.1% 
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