SIU-Edwardsville vs Eastern Illinois

E. Illinois 61, SIU-Edwardsville 46


CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Morris Woods scored 13 points, Sherman Blanford chipped in with 10 and Eastern Illinois secured a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a 61-46 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (11-20, 6-10 Ohio Valley) jumped out to a 13-2 lead to begin the game capped off by a Woods lay-up and the Panthers never looked back. Eastern Illinois led by as many as 27 points and took a 40-16 lead at halftime.

Blanford grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists to go along with his point total. Austin Akers had eight points, eight assists and four rebounds for the Panthers.

Mark Yelovich scored 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to lead SIU-Edwardsville (9-18, 5-11), which shot 39.1 percent from the field and committed 14 turnovers.

Eastern Illinois scored 28 points in the paint and got 18 from the bench.

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SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
M. Yelovich, F347-142-463216
D. Shaffer, F180-32-25032
K. Davis, G393-122-21219
M. Messer, G292-52-25137
T. Johnson, G202-60-24014
R. Reed221-20-01202
K. Heck160-00-01010
R. Lester161-20-23022
C. Joy51-10-00012
Z. Schneider11-10-00012
Totals 18-468-143181546
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F294-70-04009
S. Blanford, F254-82-565410
A. Akers, G343-60-04818
T. Jones, G333-52-24039
A. Austin, G273-70-05117
M. Woods254-75-711213
M. Herron152-80-01025
C. Harvey70-00-00000
A. Lubsey50-00-01020
Totals 23-489-1428151561
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
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BAMA 52 Final
FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUTL 52 Final
VCU 84
MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
TEX 65 Final
WYO 42 Final
PORT 52 Final
UM 76 Final
KSU 64 Final
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
SJST 61 Final
LT 88
RUT 51 Final
ARIZ 69 Final