Eastern Illinois vs Southeast Missouri State

SE Missouri 78, E. Illinois 68


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Stone scored 24 points off the bench, shooting 11 of 12 from the field, as Southeast Missouri won its third straight game by defeating Eastern Illinois 78-68 Wednesday night in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

The sixth-seeded Redhawks (17-15) shot 63 percent in the first half (17 of 27), including 6 of 12 3-pointers, to lead 42-29 at the break. The No. 7-seeded Panthers (11-21), who came in riding a three-game winning streak, could get no closer than 10 in the second half.

Southeast Missouri opened OVC tournament play with a win three years in a row for the first time in school history and secured its first winning season since 2004-05.

Corey Wilford and Marland Smith added 14 points apiece for the Redhawks and Lucas Nutt had a season-high 12 assists.

Josh Piper scored 19 points and Alex Austin 17 for the Panthers.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F268-131-132219
S. Blanford, F194-100-01218
A. Akers, G360-10-03510
A. Austin, G333-79-981217
T. Jones, G330-20-01440
M. Woods285-103-362213
M. Herron214-90-001111
C. Harvey20-00-00000
K. Anderson10-00-00000
Totals 24-5213-1325171368
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
N. Johnson, F172-42-43116
M. Smith, G375-90-142114
C. Wilford, G356-140-073014
L. Nutt, G321-34-441226
A. Jones, G282-52-23226
N. Niemczyk273-70-02148
T. Stone2411-122-371124
J. White10-10-00000
Totals 30-5510-1431221178
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
Other games
DEP 57 Final
SYR 78
MICH 80 Final
PUR 75
OKST 76 Final
GTOWN 57 Final
VAN 40 Final
FLA 66
RICH 82 Final
VCU 93
STL 66 Final
XAV 77
GT 71 Final
UM 69
UCLA 61 Final
WSU 73
NMEX 75 Final
NEV 62