Central Arkansas vs Eastern Illinois

Cent. Arkansas 74, E. Illinois 72

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Following a scramble for a loose ball, DeShone McClure hit a jumper as time expired to send Central Arkansas to a 74-72 victory over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

McClure scored only eight points, but his last bucket came up big for Central Arkansas (2-3), a team that led 34-25 at halftime and barely held off a second-half surge by Eastern Illinois. The Panthers had outscored Central Arkansas 47-38 in the second half up until McClure's clutch shot, ending the comeback.

The Bears shot 49.2 percent, nailing 30-61 attempts and hit nine 3-pointers.

Three players were in double figures for Central Arkansas, led by LaQuentin Miles who scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding five assists and four rebounds. Jarvis Garner had 12 points and seven rebounds and Zach Padgett chipped in with 10.

Morris Woods scored 17 points in the loss for Eastern Illinois (3-5).

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Scoreboard
Central Arkansas (2-3) «344074
Eastern Illinois (3-5)254772

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Central Arkansas Bears
J. Garner, F285-130-071212
J. Harks, F221-31-42133
L. Miles, G286-122-254214
R. Crawford, G233-60-06018
D. McClure, G224-70-02018
O. Wells, G203-50-01127
D. Berete, G152-40-00224
R. Williams, G152-61-21316
Z. Padgett, G123-31-210310
T. Brown, F111-10-07202
L. Brown, G40-10-00200
Total 30-615-1035161774
 49.2%50.0% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F271-41-26404
S. Blanford, F162-102-53146
A. Akers, G395-80-045011
M. Woods, G268-121-522017
T. Jones, G252-40-04015
A. Austin, G213-82-22109
C. Harvey, G162-30-00105
M. Herron, G151-44-45216
K. Anderson, F121-11-22043
A. Lubsey, F32-22-21006
Total 27-5613-2230161072
 48.2%59.1% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

Ohio Valley
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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