EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jailen Gill and Derek Hawthorne Jr. scored 17 points apiece as UT Martin topped Eastern Illinois 78-71 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on...
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...
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.
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).
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 stops Western Illinois in overtime, 68-66
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Ben Harvey got to the basket for a layup with 37 seconds left in overtime to take the lead and Western Illinois missed two attempts for the go-ahead bucket as Eastern Illinois held on to take a 68-66 win Saturday.
C.J. Duff and Isaac Johnson each hit 3-pointers to give Western Illinois a 66-61 advantage in the extra period, but the Leathernecks did not score again over the final 3:30.