Walker’s career high leads Morehead St past E Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Walker scored a career-high 30 points and distributed five assists to help lead Morehead State past Eastern Illinois 84-78 on Saturday to end a two-game skid for the Eagles.
James Baker's 3-pointer with 62 seconds to go broke the tie at 69 and the Eagles (9-14, 5-5 Ohio Valley Conference) led the rest of the way. Morehead State made 11 of 12 from the foul line in the last 42 seconds.
Eastern Illinois comes from 14 down, knocks off Austin Peay
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 27 points with five 3-pointers, Shareef Smith hit the winning jump shot with four seconds left and Eastern Illinois felled Austin Peay, one of the Ohio Valley Conference's unbeatens, 85-83 on Saturday.
Burnell scores 18, Jacksonville State rallies to 69-62 win
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell scored 18 points and Marlon Hunter added 15 as Jacksonville State rallied in the second half to defeat Eastern Illinois 69-62 in an early meeting of Ohio Valley Conference unbeaten teams on Thursday.
Jacksonville State (11-5, 3-0) led by a point at halftime but surged ahead 39-29 when Burnell buried back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half.
Eastern Illinois routs Division III Fontbonne 90-37
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Kashawn Charles scored 21 points with four 3-pointers, JaQualis Matlock had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists and Eastern Illinois routed Division III Fontbonne College 90-37 on Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Braxton Shaw had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists and Ben Harvey added 10 points for the Panthers (4-5), who shot 61 percent to the Griffins' 28 percent and hit 12 of 17 3-pointers.