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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