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.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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