CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Ed Dyson scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Austin Peay hung on to defeat Eastern Illinois 88-83 Thursday night.
Down 80-67, Eastern Illinois hit four 3-pointers in 37 seconds, two by Dylan Chatman, to pull within 82-79 with 31 seconds to play. But Austin Peay was six of six from the line in the closing seconds to seal it.Dyson scored 14 points in the second half, finishing 6 of 7 from the field. He also had four assists and three steals. Travis Betran scored 23 points on 6-of-8 shooting and made all eight free throw attempts. Zavion Williams scored 15 and Will Triggs added 10 for the Governors (11-14, 5-6 Ohio Valley).Sherman Blanford had a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois (9-16, 6-7). Chatman tied a career-high with 19 points and dished out a career-best seven assists.