Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 44

(3-3, 0-2 away)

E Illinois 64

(3-4, 1-2 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    HBU 15 2944
    EIU 32 3264

    Top Performers

    Houston Baptist: S. Gales 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: J. Piper 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast

    E. Illinois 64, Houston Baptist 44

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Josh Piper scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday to lead Eastern Illinois to a 64-44 victory over Houston Baptist.

    Sherman Blanford also helped Eastern Illinois (3-4) with 15 points and eight rebounds, as the team had a 32-22 advantage on the boards.

    Malcolm Herron scored 12 points for Eastern Illinois.

    Eastern Illinois pulled away in the second half with accurate shooting, hitting 10 of 15 shots.

    Houston Baptist (3-3) struggled with its shooting most of the game, hitting just 14 of 40 shots from the floor and missing all 10 of its 3-point attempts.

    Tyler Russell scored 11 points to lead Houston Baptist, and Marcus Davis had seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HBU
    EIU
    Points 44 64
    FG Made-Attempted 14-40 (.350) 22-42 (.524)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-10 (.000) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

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