Scores

Final

E Illinois 77

(4-16, 1-6 OVC)

Austin Peay 67

(5-15, 1-5 OVC)

8:30 PM ET, January 19, 2013

1 2 T
EIU 37 4077
PEAY 25 4267

Top Performers

Eastern Illinois: S. Blanford 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

Austin Peay: W. Triggs 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

E. Illinois 77, Austin Peay 67

Associated Press

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Josh Piper scores a game-high 20 points and Sherman Blanford added a double-double to lift Eastern Illinois over Austin Peay 77-67 Saturday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Blanford finished with 19 points, six assist and a game-high 10 rebounds, helping Eastern Illinois (4-16, 1-6) outrebound Austin Peay 33-21, and outscore the Governors inside 36-22.

In the first half, the Panthers shot 54.2 percent (13 of 24) and Piper scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting as Eastern Illinois led at halftime 37-25.

The Panthers went ahead 21, their largest lead of the game, when Blanford followed up Piper's 3-pointer with two free throws to lead 55-34 with 12:23 left to play.

Eastern Illinois made 16 of 18 free throws in the second half.

Will Triggs and Travis Betran scored 14 points apiece to lead the Governors (5-15, 1-5), who have lost three straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
PEAY
Points 77 67
FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 21-42 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 23-29 (.793) 17-21 (.810)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 21 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 19, 2013 EIU 77, @PEAY 67Recap
Feb 14, 2013 PEAY 71, @EIU 64Recap