Eastern Illinois vs Southeast Missouri State

SE Missouri 78, E. Illinois 68

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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 (11-21)293968
Southeast Missouri State (17-15) «423678
 

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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
 46.2%100% 
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
 54.5%71.4% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-L
Belmont14-226-10
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Morehead St.10-620-14
Tenn. Tech9-717-16
Jax. State4-1210-21
Tenn. St.4-125-25
WestConf. W-LTot. W-L
Murray St.13-323-11
SE Miss. St.8-818-14
Eastern Ill.7-911-19
SIUE7-911-20
Austin Peay6-1012-18
UT Martin3-138-23
 
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