Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 84, SE Missouri 69


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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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
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
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-08-3158
Tenn. Tech0-08-4114
Tenn. St.0-05-4220
Eastern Ky.0-05-6288
Morehead St.0-04-6255
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-07-2138
SE Missouri St.0-06-5247
Austin Peay0-04-6251
UT Martin0-03-8295
Eastern Ill.0-02-7308
Other games
WISC 43 Final
ORE 53 Final