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.
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.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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