Scores

Final

TX-Pan American 50

(1-4, 0-2 away)

E Illinois 63

(1-3, 0-1 home)

    4:30 PM ET, November 17, 2012

    Convocation Center (MI), Ypsilanti, Michigan

    1 2 T
    UTPA 29 2150
    EIU 30 3363

    Top Performers

    UT-Pan American: A. Urbanus 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: J. Piper 28 Pts, 7 Reb

    E. Illinois 63, Texas-Pan American 50

    Associated Press

    YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Josh Piper had a career-high 28 points and seven rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois to a 63-50 victory against Texas-Pan American in an "Ice Man" Classic game on Saturday.

    Piper shot 10 of 16 from the floor, 2 of 4 from 3-point range and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Panthers (1-3).

    Brandon Provost scored 12 points for the Broncs (1-4).

    Eastern Illinois led 30-29 at intermission, and a 20-6 run over a 9:27 stretch of the second half gave it control. Piper scored six points during the surge, which culminated with his two free throws after Texas-Pan American coach Ryan Marks was ejected with two technical fouls with 9:29 remaining. The free throws gave the Panthers a 52-38 advantage.

    The win was Jay Spoonhour's first as Eastern Illinois coach.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTPA
    EIU
    Points 50 63
    FG Made-Attempted 16-44 (.364) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

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