Scores

Final

Indiana State 66

(6-2, 4-1 away)

E Illinois 48

(3-6, 2-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

1 2 T
INST 30 3666
EIU 24 2448

Top Performers

Indiana State: J. Odum 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Eastern Illinois: S. Blanford 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Indiana State 66, Eastern Illinois 48

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jake Odum and Manny Arop scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, as Indiana State defeated Eastern Illinois 66-48 on Saturday night.

The game was a close one early and saw six ties and six lead changes until the Sycamores (6-2) broke away on a 9-2 run into halftime, up 30-24. Arop had four of those points.

Three buckets by Demetrius Moore and back-to-back 3-pointers by Odum and Khristian Smith sparked a 12-0 run that finally brought some daylight for the Sycamores (6-2), leading 56-39 with 4:59 to play.

Moore finished with 10 points, hitting 5-for-5. The Sycamores shot nearly 43 percent.

Sherman Blanford scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Eastern Illinois (3-6), which hit just 16 of 54 field goals. The Panthers went scoreless for nearly 5-and-a-half minutes spanning halftime. The Panthers blocked 10 shots -- three apiece by Josh Piper and Mat and Luke Piotrowski.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
INST
EIU
Points 66 48
FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 16-54 (.296)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 3-13 (.231)
FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 13-19 (.684)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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