Eastern Illinois vs Morehead State

Morehead St. 65, E. Illinois 50

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Morehead State had three players score in double figures and the Eagles used their rebounding advantage to beat Eastern Illinois 65-50 Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Morehead State (8-8, 2-0), which led 26-17 at halftime, got 11 points apiece from starters Drew Kelly and Angelo Warner, and also from Maurice Lewis-Briggs off the bench.

Eastern Illinois, which remained winless in conference play (3-13, 0-3), also had three players finish in double figures. Sherman Blanford led the Panthers with 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor. Josh Piper pitched in 13 points and Taylor Jones added 11 more.

But Eastern Illinois couldn't overcome Morehead State's superior rebounding, foul shooting and depth.

The Panthers were 7 for 11 at the line, the Eagles 14 for 23.

Morehead State had a 36-21 rebounding edge, including 15 offensive boards. Also, the Eagles' bench outscored Eastern Illinois' 20-2.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F365-90-013213
S. Blanford, F326-132-211414
T. Jones, G343-42-244211
A. Austin, G322-111-22236
M. Woods, G191-32-22154
A. Akers271-50-13532
C. Harvey60-00-00010
M. Herron60-00-00010
K. Anderson50-00-21010
A. Lubsey30-00-01000
Totals 18-457-1121162250
 40%63.6% 
Morehead State Eagles
M. Chavis, F283-81-16038
D. Kelly, F264-62-440311
C. Posthumus, C144-71-34019
D. Atkinson, G341-34-40636
A. Warner, G313-84-674011
M. Lewis-Briggs204-72-390111
B. Turner151-30-00133
J. Holmes140-10-21010
J. Stokes82-30-01116
T. Muhammad40-00-01200
B. Reed40-00-01000
C. James20-00-00000
Totals 22-4614-2336141665
 47.8%60.9% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
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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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