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...
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.
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).
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.
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.