Scores

Final

E Illinois 77

(7-13, 4-5 OVC)

SE Missouri St 74

(11-10, 3-5 OVC)

6:30 PM ET, January 25, 2014

Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1 2 T
EIU 39 3877
SEMO 33 4174

Top Performers

Eastern Illinois: R. Smith 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast

Southeast Missouri State: T. Stone 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Eastern Illinois gets by Southeast Missouri 77-74

Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Reggie Smith, who scored 23 points, made five in the last 1:20 as Eastern Illinois held on for a 77-74 victory over Southeast Missouri State Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (7-13, 4-5 Ohio Valley) held a 69-56 advantage with 3:41 remaining in the game when the Redhawks charged back. Lucas Nutt, who had 17 points, made a 3-pointer and a layup and Jarekious Bradley (18 points) followed with a 3-point jumper to close to 70-66. Bradley hit another 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining to cut the Eastern Illinois lead to 75-72.

Josh Piper and Dylan Chatman (13 points) each made a free throw in the final seconds to seal the victory for the Panthers. Chris Oliver also contributed 13 for Eastern Illinois.

Southeast Missouri (11-10, 3-5), which had been making 38 percent of its 3-pointers, made only 19 percent. The Panthers were 7 of 13 from beyond the arc.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
SEMO
Points 77 74
FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 26-61 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 4-21 (.190)
FT Made-Attempted 14-24 (.583) 18-29 (.621)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 25, 2014 EIU 77, @SEMO 74Recap
Feb 8, 2014 SEMO 74, @EIU 68Recap
Mar 5, 2014 @SEMO 79, EIU 61Recap