E. Illinois and UTM meet in OVC tourney
No. 7 seed UT Martin (11-18, 6-12) vs. No. 6 seed Eastern Illinois (14-17, 7-11)
Ohio Valley Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m....
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jared Sherfield registered 14 points as Tennessee Tech snapped its nine-game losing streak, defeating Eastern Illinois 63-57 on Saturday.
Tenn. Tech, E. Illinois look to end streaks
Tennessee Tech (7-23, 3-14) vs. Eastern Illinois (14-16, 7-10)
Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Saturday, 4:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Illinois looks to extend Tennessee Tech's...
Jacksonville St. defeats E. Illinois 89-84 in 2OT
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jason Burnell had 26 points and 14 rebounds as Jacksonville State edged past Eastern Illinois 89-84 in double overtime on Thursday night. De'Torrion Ware added 20 points...
JSU looks to extend streak vs E. Illinois
Jacksonville State (21-8, 13-3) vs. Eastern Illinois (14-15, 7-9)
Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jacksonville State looks for its sixth straight...
Littlejohn carries Tennessee St. over E. Illinois 75-60
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Littlejohn had a season-high 21 points as Tennessee State got past Eastern Illinois 75-60 on Saturday night.
Kamar McKnight had 15 points for Tennessee State...
Rick Byrd wins 800th career game; Belmont beats E. Illinois
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rick Byrd won his 800th career game as Belmont rolled past Eastern Illinois 99-58 on Thursday night.
Byrd joined Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, North...
McGlothan carries SE Missouri past E. Illinois 88-79
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Gabe McGlothan recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southeast Missouri to an 88-79 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, snapping the Redhawks' eight-game road losing streak.
Jonathan Dalton had 17 points for Southeast Missouri (9-18, 4-10 Ohio Valley Conference). Isaiah Gable added 13 points and eight rebounds. Skyler Hogan had 13 points for the road team.
Southeast Missouri posted a season-high 23 assists.
Smith carries E. Illinois past SIU-Edwardsville 79-65
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith scored 18 points as Eastern Illinois topped Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 79-65 on Thursday. Josiah Wallace added 16 points for the Panthers, while Ben Harvey chipped in 15.
JaQualis Matlock had 11 rebounds and three blocks for Eastern Illinois (14-12, 7-6 Ohio Valley Conference).
Brandon Jackson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (8-17, 4-9). Jaylen McCoy added 12 points. Daniel Kinchen had 11 points.
Taylor lifts Austin Peay over E. Illinois 94-86
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Austin Peay beat Eastern Illinois 94-86 on Saturday. Zach Glotta added 22 points for the Governors.
Taylor shot 9 for 10 from the line.
Steve Harris had 17 points for Austin Peay (18-7, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Jabari McGhee added 15 points.
Wallace’s late FTs gives Eastern Illinois 67-66 win over EKU
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace made two free throws in the final seconds to give Eastern Illinois a 67-66 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Brewer takes over; SE Missouri St takes out E Illinois
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Ledarrius Brewer scored 24 points, buried a 3-pointer and threw down the go-ahead dunk in the final seconds to lead Southeast Missouri State to 64-59 win on Saturday.
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.
Morant scores 29 and Murray State routs Eastern Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 29 points, 20 of his team's 48 in the first half, and Murray State routed Eastern Illinois 83-61 on Thursday night.
Morant, a sophomore guard averaging 23.1 points and a nation-best 10.7 assists per game, had nine assists and made 11-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-5 3-pointers. Shaq Buchanan added 17 points and eight rebounds, and KJ Williams had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Racers (14-2, 5-0 Ohio Valley).
Wallace, Mack help E. Illinois beat Tennessee Tech 67-60
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josiah Wallace had 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Mack Smith scored 14, hitting 5 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final 25 seconds, to help Eastern Illinois overcome a 12-point deficit and beat Tennessee Tech 67-60 on Saturday night.
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 wins its fourth overtime game of season
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 24 points and Eastern Illinois beat SIU-Edwardsville 84-81 in overtime on Saturday, keeping the Panthers perfect in four OT games this season.
Eastern Illinois tops UT Martin in OT in OVC opener
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace poured in 27 points and Rade Kukobat sank a 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to help Eastern Illinois hold on for a 92-87 victory over Tennessee-Martin in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.
Eastern Illinois beats North Alabama in nonconference finale
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith scored a season-high 21 points with seven rebounds, Shareef Smith added a career-high 20 points with six assists and Eastern Illinois defeated North Alabama 81-70 on Sunday.
Ben Harvey added 13 points and Cam Burrell had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double for the Panthers (7-6), who shot 48 percent, made half of their 14 3-point attempts and sank 24 of 32 free throws.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Glotta scored 21 points, making 5-of-6 3-pointers, and Averyl Ugba added 20 points in Austin Peay's come-from-behind 73-66 win over Eastern Illinois in an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal Thursday night.
No. 3 seed Austin Peay (18-13) squares off with second-seeded Belmont (23-8) in Friday's semifinal round.
Crossland scores 18 points and Eastern Illinois wins 68-56
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Ray Crossland made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Eastern Illinois defeated SIU-Edwardsville 68-56 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
Miller scores 20 in Murray State’s 76-66 win over EIU
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Murray State picked up its 10th straight victory with a 76-66 win over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
The Racers (23-5, 15-2) entered the night tied with Belmont for first in the Ohio Valley Conference. Murray State closes the regular season at Austin Peay on Saturday.
OVC scoring leader Jonathan Stark, Shaq Buchanan and Ja Morant all added 15 points each for Murray State.
Brewer scores 34, paces Southeast Missouri St. to 80-73 win
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Ledarrius Brewer scored 34 points with seven 3-pointers — both career-highs — and Southeast Missouri State jumped ahead early to defeat Eastern Illinois 80-73 Thursday night.
Brewer, 11 of 18 from the floor and 7 of 10 from distance, is the second Southeast Missouri State player to score 30 in a game this season, and the first to make seven 3s in a game since Feb. 28, 2013.
Austin Peay picks up 10th conference win of season
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Dayton Gumm scored 15 points to lead four Austin Peay starters in double figures and the Governors beat Eastern Illinois 76-69 on Saturday, giving the Governors their 10th Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season, the most for the program since the 2010-11 season.
Terry Taylor added 14 points, Averyl Ugba 13 and Chris Porter-Bunton 10 for the Governors (15-11, 10-4), who have won five of their last six games.
Mack Smith scores 31, Eastern Illinois beats Tennessee Tech
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith had a career-high 31 points, Montell Goodwin added 23 and Eastern Illinois made 11 of 17 from 3-point range to beat Tennessee Tech 79-71 on Saturday.
Smith, a freshman, was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 12 of 17 overall from the field. Goodwin made 4 of 5 3-point attempts and 7 of 9 foul shots while grabbing six boards and handing out six assists.
Jacksonville State rolls to 75-56 win over Eastern Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jason Burnell finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, Christian Cunningham added a double-double and Jacksonville State dominated the second half and breezed to a 75-56 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
Windler, Hadden lead Belmont over E. Illinois 81-59
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Windler scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half, Tyler Hadden added a career-high 17 points, and Belmont never trailed in beating Eastern Illinois 81-59 on Thursday night to win its fifth straight.
Amanze Egekeze scored 13 points and Austin Luke had seven assists for the Bruins (16-6, 8-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who scored 25 points off of 17 Panthers turnovers and shot 50 percent from the field.
Southeast Missouri State earns 86-74 win at Eastern Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Daniel Simmons and Justin Carpenter combined to score 50 points to spark Southeast Missouri State to an 86-74 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
The victory is the Redhawks first in four games at Eastern Illinois' Lantz Arena.
Smith, Dama lead Eastern Illinois past UT Martin 80-60
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith and Muusa Dama each picked up double-doubles to lead Eastern Illinois in an 80-60 defeat of Tennessee Martin on Thursday night.
E. Illinois smacks D-III Fontbonne 96-44
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jajuan Starks had 14 points and was among seven Panthers in double figures scoring and Eastern Illinois beat Division III-member Fontbonne 96-44 on Friday night.
Muusa Dama made all six of his shots and scored 12 points, Montell Goodwin, Justice Green and Lucas Jones each scored 11 and Mack Smith and Michael Chavers both scored 10.