Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 84, SE Missouri 69

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Eric Stutz scored a career-high 22 points and notched his second double-double as Eastern Kentucky defeated Southeast Missouri State 84-69 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

Stutz was 9-of-11 shooting foul shots and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Colonels (24-8) overcome a 38.9-percent shooting performance (21 of 54) that included a 5-of-24 showing from 3-point range. Eastern Kentucky went to the foul line 45 times, though, converting 37 shots (82.2 percent).

The third-seeded Colonels will take on No. 2 Murray State at 8 p.m. Friday.

Southeast Missouri State (17-16) entered as the fifth-best 3-point shooting team in the country, hitting 40.2 percent, but shot just 13.6 percent (3 of 22) from deep Thursday. Corey Wilford, a 44.1-percent 3-point shooter for the year, was 0 for 7. Nick Niemczyk accounted for all three makes in seven attempts, while Nino Johnson had 18 points.

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Scoreboard
Southeast Missouri State (17-16)313869
Eastern Kentucky (24-8) «394584

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Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
T. Stone, F295-124-490114
N. Johnson, F238-142-342518
L. Nutt, G361-12-23844
C. Wilford, G271-111-23353
A. Jones, G192-52-24346
M. Smith374-124-481312
N. Niemczyk274-91-131512
J. White20-00-00010
J. Tolbert00-00-00000
Totals 25-6416-1834182869
 39.1%88.9% 
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F336-99-11103022
M. DiNunno, G382-104-655310
C. Walden, G333-85-631412
G. Cosey, G302-74-44218
T. Johnson, G193-73-54049
M. Lewis222-65-55129
O. Williams183-77-870114
J. Johnson70-00-02200
J. Babb-Harrison00-00-00000
T. Knipp00-00-00000
D. Muff00-00-00000
R. Parsons00-00-00000
R. Stenzel00-00-00000
Totals 21-5437-4541141584
 38.9%82.2% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
Other games
WISC 43 Final
MIST 58
ORE 53 Final
COLO 76