Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 61

(12-5, 4-2 OVC)

E Illinois 55

(3-15, 0-5 OVC)

    7:15 PM ET, January 12, 2013

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    JVST 29 3261
    EIU 26 2955

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville State: B. Williams 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Eastern Illinois: S. Blanford 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Jacksonville St. 61, E. Illinois 55

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tarvin Gaines scored 22 points including an 8 for 9 mark from the free-throw line and Jacksonville State outlasted Eastern Illinois 61-55 on Saturday night.

    Jacksonville State (12-5, 4-2 Ohio Valley) shot 47.7 percent from the field and only took its biggest lead of the game after a Gaines free throw put the Gamecocks up 33-26 at the start of the second half.

    Eastern Illinois led 48-45 with 7:08 remaining in the game but the Gamecocks went on a 8-2 run sparked by Brian Williams, who scored four straight buckets to give Jacksonville State a 53-50 lead and they never trailed again.

    Williams ended his night with 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

    Sherman Blanford had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois (3-15, 0-5). Taylor Jones and Austin Akers each scored nine points for the Panthers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JVST
    EIU
    Points 61 55
    FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 0

    2012-13 Season

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