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Crossland, Goodwin lead Eastern Illinois to 72-62 win

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Ray Crossland and Montell Goodwin combined for 29 points as Eastern Illinois knocked off South Alabama 72-62 on Saturday to give the Jaguars their first defeat of the season.

Crossland was 6 of 9 from the floor for 15 points and Goodwin hit 3 of 5 from long range for 14 points. Muusa Dama added 12 and had nine boards and Cornell Johnston chipped in 10 with eight assists.

South Alabama, trailing 36-33 at the break, closed to 58-53 with 5:19 remaining in the game following a Shaq Calhoun layup. However Dama and Patrick Muldoon hit back-to-back jumpers for a 62-53 lead with 4:05 left. The Jaguars got to within seven, 69-62, with 24 seconds remaining but Eastern Illinois made three free throws in the closing seconds to hold off the Jaguars.

Ken Williams was 10 of 18 from the floor for 24 points for South Alabama (5-1). Nick Stover added 13 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo S. Alabama 12-13 73.4 PPG 35.9 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Eastern Ill. 14-12 72.7 PPG 38.9 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
33
J. Ajayi 15.9 PPG 8.2 RPG 1.4 APG 55.6 FG%
22
J. Wallace 15.2 PPG 3.8 RPG 3.1 APG 41.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB