Murray State vs Eastern Illinois

E. Illinois 79, Murray St. 70

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Morris Woods scored 21 points and Sherman Blanford had 15 points and 14 rebounds Saturday night to lead Eastern Illinois to a 79-70 win over Murray State.

Josh Piper added 15 points for the Panthers (8-19, 5-9 Ohio Valley) and Alex Austin contributed 10 points.

The Panthers shot 56 percent from the field and made 7 of 12 3-point shots. They also hit 24 of 34 free throws.

Stacy Wilson led the Racers (18-7, 9-4) with 20 points. Dexter Fields scored 14, Isaiah Canaan had 12 points and Jeffery Moss scored 11 for Murray State, which was coming off a loss Thursday at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

At halftime, Eastern Illinois retired the No. 44 jersey of Henry Domercant, the school's and Ohio Valley Conference's all-time leading scorer with 2,602 points.

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Murray State Racers
E. Daniel, F302-50-08244
D. Fields, F265-110-002414
B. Garrett, F231-11-25133
I. Canaan, G365-200-054312
S. Wilson, G307-150-023420
J. Moss254-50-031311
L. Mushatt171-31-21123
C. Ford110-03-42113
E. McCree20-00-00010
Totals 25-605-829152570
 41.7%62.5% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
S. Blanford, F314-107-10145115
J. Piper, F286-120-063415
A. Akers, G390-14-62414
M. Woods, G367-87-1143321
T. Jones, G321-23-43136
A. Austin194-71-121110
M. Herron152-32-21118
Totals 24-4324-3433181479
 55.8%70.6% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont12-420-1295
Tenn. St.11-520-11148
Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
Morehead St.11-523-14127
Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
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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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