Scores

Final

Austin Peay 64

(8-11, 2-3 OVC)

E Illinois 67

(6-12, 3-4 OVC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PEAY 35 2964
    EIU 34 3367

    Top Performers

    Austin Peay: C. Horton 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: R. Smith 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Eastern Illinois squeaks past Austin Peay 67-64

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Sherman Blanford tipped in a Luke Piotrowski miss with 16 seconds on the clock as Eastern Illinois defeated Austin Peay 67-64 in a see-saw contest Saturday that saw 18 lead changes and 11 ties.

    Reggie Smith led the Panthers (6-12, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference) with 15 points. Piotrowski scored a season-high 12 and Blanford 11 with eight rebounds.

    Will Triggs led the Governors (8-11, 2-3) with 15 points, 11 in the first half. Chris Horton scored 13 and Travis Betran 11.

    Austin Peay cut the gap to 60-59 when Betran hit a jumper with 2:27 left. The Panthers called time and Smith came out of the huddle to hit two baskets -- including his third 3-pointer -- boosting the lead to 65-61.

    Betran made it close again with a 3, but Blanford's put back on the other end made the difference, and Austin Peay missed a 3 at the buzzer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEAY
    EIU
    Points 64 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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