Eastern Illinois vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 86, E. Illinois 74


RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Joshua Jones scored 27 points and Jaron Jones added 23 to lead Eastern Kentucky over Eastern Illinois 86-74 on Saturday night.

Joshua Jones scored 15 and Jaron Jones had 13 in the second half, as the Colonels (16-15, 7-9 Ohio Valley Conference) clinched the final spot in the OVC Tournament.

The Colonels led 42-31 at halftime, behind a run sparked by the Jones's

Eastern Kentucky trailed 26-25 with 7:03 to go in the first half, before scoring 10 straight. D'Mitri Riggs made a layup to put the Colonels up 35-26 with 4:97 left. Joshua Jones and Jaron Jones scored four points each during the spurt.

Riggs finished with 16 points for the Colonels, who outscored Eastern Illinois 40-26 in the paint.

Eastern Kentucky shot 55.2 percent from the field (32 of 58) to snap a four-game OVC skid.

The Panthers (12-17, 5-11) were led by Jeremy Granger with 26 points.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
A. McKinnie, F243-78-851214
J. Granger, G3710-142-451326
J. Miller, G343-94-431413
A. Akers, G301-20-04602
L. Doss, G231-51-22114
Z. Sanders143-30-03006
J. Hollowell122-32-24036
T. Jones121-20-00233
N. McFarlin40-10-01010
J. Piper30-10-00000
M. Woods30-00-00010
M. Herron20-00-00100
A. Lubsey10-00-00000
J. Miller10-00-00000
Totals 24-4717-2028131874
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F173-40-03006
J. Jones, G387-148-944323
D. Riggs, G367-121-271316
J. Jones, G3310-143-533427
M. DiNunno, G282-51-12415
J. Johnson201-21-25013
J. Newby111-30-00222
J. Allgood71-20-01013
T. Filipek60-01-42101
T. Knipp40-20-00100
R. Parsons00-00-00000
R. Stenzel00-00-00000
Totals 32-5815-2328161586
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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
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VANDY 74 Final
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ND 58 Final
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Missouri 86 Final
Kansas 87
AF 58 Final
NC 54 Final
Virginia 51
Purdue 75 Final
Michigan 61
Temple 72 Final
St Joe's 82
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TCU 83
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