MARTIN, Tenn. -- Morris Woods scored 18 points as Eastern Illinois won its third in its past four, downing Tennessee-Martin 93-65 in Ohio Valley Conference action Thursday night.
Woods was 6-of-9 shooting and 6 of 8 at the foul line, while Sherman Blanford had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (7-17, 4-7).
Austin Akers entered 16th nationally with a 2.7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and had eight helpers with no giveaways Thursday.
Eastern Illinois connected on a season-best 65.2 percent of its shots (30 of 46) and knocked down 63.2 percent (12 of 19) from 3-point range. The Panthers also had a season-best 23 assists and committed just 12 turnovers.
Eastern Illinois used a 14-4 run for a 21-12 advantage midway through the first half.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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