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Eastern Illinois vs Austin Peay

E. Illinois 77, Austin Peay 67


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Piper scores a game-high 20 points and Sherman Blanford added a double-double to lift Eastern Illinois over Austin Peay 77-67 Saturday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Blanford finished with 19 points, six assist and a game-high 10 rebounds, helping Eastern Illinois (4-16, 1-6) outrebound Austin Peay 33-21, and outscore the Governors inside 36-22.

In the first half, the Panthers shot 54.2 percent (13 of 24) and Piper scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting as Eastern Illinois led at halftime 37-25.

The Panthers went ahead 21, their largest lead of the game, when Blanford followed up Piper's 3-pointer with two free throws to lead 55-34 with 12:23 left to play.

Eastern Illinois made 16 of 18 free throws in the second half.

Will Triggs and Travis Betran scored 14 points apiece to lead the Governors (5-15, 1-5), who have lost three straight.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F358-140-022320
S. Blanford, F295-109-10106519
A. Akers, G361-32-25315
T. Jones, G353-67-802014
M. Woods, G223-83-43059
M. Herron182-72-27016
C. Harvey121-10-20102
A. Austin111-20-11002
K. Anderson20-00-02020
Totals 24-5123-2933141777
Austin Peay Governors
W. Triggs, F355-64-543114
A. Campbell, F283-111-17339
C. Horton, C181-31-23113
T. Betran, G334-85-501114
J. Purvis, G222-21-21027
C. Arentsen173-40-00119
A. Lynch141-40-01122
H. Lawrence100-12-20012
P. Herring71-10-02022
C. Freeman61-20-01112
M. Hasse60-03-41043
T. Greer40-00-00010
Totals 21-4217-2121112067
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tenn. Tech10-318-8106
Tenn. St.9-318-7148
Morehead St.8-514-11164
Eastern Ky.5-814-14209
Jax. State4-98-20311
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.8-514-12179
UT Martin7-515-12245
Eastern Ill.7-611-15268
Austin Peay5-812-16215
SE Miss. St.2-115-21329
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