MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State had three players score in double figures and the Eagles used their rebounding advantage to beat Eastern Illinois 65-50 Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Eastern Illinois, which remained winless in conference play (3-13, 0-3), also had three players finish in double figures. Sherman Blanford led the Panthers with 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor. Josh Piper pitched in 13 points and Taylor Jones added 11 more.
But Eastern Illinois couldn't overcome Morehead State's superior rebounding, foul shooting and depth.
The Panthers were 7 for 11 at the line, the Eagles 14 for 23.
Morehead State had a 36-21 rebounding edge, including 15 offensive boards. Also, the Eagles' bench outscored Eastern Illinois' 20-2.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
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