Eastern Illinois vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 65, E. Illinois 54

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Mike DiNunno and Tarius Johnson scored 13 points apiece and Eastern Kentucky pulled away from Eastern Illinois in the first half en route to a 65-54 win Thursday night in the Colonels' Ohio Valley Conference opener.

Eastern Kentucky (11-3) broke an 8-8 tie with a 19-4 run and led 35-18 at halftime. The Colonels shot 52 percent in the first half (13 of 25), compared to 35 percent (7 of 20) for the Panthers, and committed only two first-half turnovers.

Eastern Kentucky led by as many as 20 as the Panthers (3-12, 0-2), who entered the game last in the conference in scoring (56.3 points per game), could get no closer than 10.

The Colonels' Glenn Cosey failed to score in double figures for the first time this season, finishing with eight points.

Morris Woods scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Panthers, who have lost eight straight.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F313-43-450210
S. Blanford, F241-61-39323
T. Jones, G302-70-01135
A. Akers, G292-40-01214
A. Austin, G263-60-03128
M. Woods246-73-342415
M. Herron214-100-02019
C. Harvey80-10-00000
K. Anderson70-10-01000
Totals 21-467-102691554
 45.7%70% 
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F280-00-05110
D. Muff, F71-20-01032
G. Cosey, G352-103-32508
M. DiNunno, G354-101-233213
T. Johnson, G236-80-230213
C. Walden231-36-63128
O. Williams222-52-23108
M. Lewis165-70-030211
J. Johnson110-12-22012
Totals 21-4614-1726111365
 45.7%82.4% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-122-561
Morehead St.10-614-15175
Jax. State9-717-14195
Tenn. St.8-817-12151
Tenn. Tech8-812-19254
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19243
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-620-11171
SE Missouri St.9-714-17267
Murray St.8-814-16240
Austin Peay7-911-19273
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15257
SIUE1-156-24334
 
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MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62