MACOMB, Ill. -- Tate Stensgaard scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Western Illinois routed Eureka College 79-52.
Mike Miklusak and Adam Link also scored in double figures for the Leathernecks (1-3), adding 13 and 12 points, respectively. Western Illinois never trailed, scoring the game's first seven points and building a 40-22 lead at the half.
Western Illinois shot 60.7 percent from the field and was 5-of-10 from behind the 3-point line. The Leathernecks struggled on free throws however, making just 6 of 17.
Western Illinois dominated inside, outrebounding Eureka 39-20 and outscoring the Red Devils 42-16 in the paint.
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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite