Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Illinois

E. Illinois 78, SE Missouri 72

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Sherman Blanford made two free throws with 6 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to help Eastern Illinois defeat Southeast Missouri 78-72 Saturday night.

Blanford finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Panthers (6-16, 3-6 Ohio Valley). His basket gave Eastern the lead at 68-67 with 1:05 left, and the Panthers made 10 free throws in the final minute of the extra period to wrap up the win.

Josh Piper had 13 points and nine rebounds for EIU. Morris Woods and Austin Akers scored 12 apiece and Malcolm Herrin had 11 points and eight rebounds. Eastern owned a 50-34 edge on the boards.

Southeast Missouri (11-12, 3-6) was led by Corey Wilford with 20 points. Marland Smith scored 14 points, Tyler Stone had 13 points and 12 rebounds and A.J. Jones also had 13 points.

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Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
T. Stone, F426-131-2123013
N. Johnson, F290-61-25241
M. Smith, G415-110-252314
C. Wilford, G368-151-131520
L. Nutt, G191-30-02523
N. Niemczyk313-80-02448
A. Jones225-102-432313
J. White30-00-01010
C. Ferguson20-00-00010
Totals 28-665-1134192372
 42.4%45.5% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F355-150-092313
S. Blanford, F336-149-11161421
A. Akers, G433-94-415112
M. Woods, G335-102-442112
T. Jones, G320-34-46014
M. Herron233-62-280211
A. Austin181-62-20335
C. Harvey80-00-00100
Totals 23-6323-2750141578
 36.5%85.2% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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