Central Arkansas vs Eastern Illinois

Cent. Arkansas 74, E. Illinois 72

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Following a scramble for a loose ball, DeShone McClure hit a jumper as time expired to send Central Arkansas to a 74-72 victory over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

McClure scored only eight points, but his last bucket came up big for Central Arkansas (2-3), a team that led 34-25 at halftime and barely held off a second-half surge by Eastern Illinois. The Panthers had outscored Central Arkansas 47-38 in the second half up until McClure's clutch shot, ending the comeback.

The Bears shot 49.2 percent, nailing 30-61 attempts and hit nine 3-pointers.

Three players were in double figures for Central Arkansas, led by LaQuentin Miles who scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding five assists and four rebounds. Jarvis Garner had 12 points and seven rebounds and Zach Padgett chipped in with 10.

Morris Woods scored 17 points in the loss for Eastern Illinois (3-5).

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Scoreboard
Central Arkansas (2-3) «344074
Eastern Illinois (3-5)254772

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Central Arkansas Bears
J. Garner, F285-130-071212
J. Harks, F221-31-42133
L. Miles, G286-122-254214
R. Crawford, G233-60-06018
D. McClure, G224-70-02018
O. Wells, G203-50-01127
D. Berete, G152-40-00224
R. Williams, G152-61-21316
Z. Padgett, G123-31-210310
T. Brown, F111-10-07202
L. Brown, G40-10-00200
Total 30-615-1035161774
 49.2%50.0% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F271-41-26404
S. Blanford, F162-102-53146
A. Akers, G395-80-045011
M. Woods, G268-121-522017
T. Jones, G252-40-04015
A. Austin, G213-82-22109
C. Harvey, G162-30-00105
M. Herron, G151-44-45216
K. Anderson, F121-11-22043
A. Lubsey, F32-22-21006
Total 27-5613-2230161072
 48.2%59.1% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin0-04-0316
Incarn Word0-03-0347
Lamar0-03-15
Abil Chr.0-02-1341
Sam Houston0-02-1347
C. Arkansas0-02-2152
Nicholls St.0-02-2137
Hou. Baptist0-01-3178
McNeese St.0-01-3345
SE Louisiana0-01-3262
Texas A&M-CC0-01-3152
New Orleans0-00-261
Nwestern St.0-00-4277

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont0-04-135
Tenn. Tech0-03-155
Eastern Ky.0-02-133
Jax. State0-02-1182
Morehead St.0-01-2103
Tenn. St.0-01-237
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-02-1345
Eastern Ill.0-01-2301
SE Missouri St.0-01-2310
SIUE0-01-2302
Austin Peay0-01-3220
UT Martin0-01-3240
 
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