Scores

Final OT

SE Missouri St 72

(11-12, 3-6 OVC)

E Illinois 78

(6-16, 3-6 OVC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2013

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    SEMO 27 34 1172
    EIU 33 28 1778

    Top Performers

    SE Missouri St: T. Stone 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: S. Blanford 21 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    E. Illinois 78, SE Missouri 72

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Sherman Blanford made two free throws with 6 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to help Eastern Illinois defeat Southeast Missouri 78-72 Saturday night.

    Blanford finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Panthers (6-16, 3-6 Ohio Valley). His basket gave Eastern the lead at 68-67 with 1:05 left, and the Panthers made 10 free throws in the final minute of the extra period to wrap up the win.

    Josh Piper had 13 points and nine rebounds for EIU. Morris Woods and Austin Akers scored 12 apiece and Malcolm Herrin had 11 points and eight rebounds. Eastern owned a 50-34 edge on the boards.

    Southeast Missouri (11-12, 3-6) was led by Corey Wilford with 20 points. Marland Smith scored 14 points, Tyler Stone had 13 points and 12 rebounds and A.J. Jones also had 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SEMO
    EIU
    Points 72 78
    FG Made-Attempted 28-66 (.424) 23-63 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 9-25 (.360)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 23-27 (.852)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 13

    2012-13 Season

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