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NCAA Game Summary - Eastern Illinois at Murray State



(Saturday, February 15th)

Final Score: Murray State 72, Eastern Illinois 60

Murray, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeffery Moss tallied 18 points as the Murray State Racers earned a 72-60 victory over the Eastern Illinois Panthers in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup at CFSB Center.

T.J. Sapp came off the bench to score 13 points and grab six rebounds for Murray State (16-9, 11-2 OVC). Jarvis Williams chipped in 12 points with eight boards, and Jonathan Fairell contributed 11 in the win. It was the third victory in a row for the Racers.

Sherman Blanford led all scorers in the game with 26 points for Eastern Illinois (9-17, 6-8), adding eight rebounds to his stat line. Chris Olivier notched 14 points in the loss. It was the defeat third in a row for the Panthers.

Murray State hit on 47.8 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, adding 7-of-11 from the free-throw line, to take a 32-27 lead into the intermission. Eastern Illinois made 42.3 percent of its shots in the frame.

The Racers improved to 55 percent shooting in the second half, netting 3-of-6 from deep and 15-of-21 from the charity stripe. The Panthers connected on 40 percent from the floor, but hit only one of their six 3-point attempts and fell further behind in the period.

Murray State had the edge from the free-throw line, 22-16, and outscored the Panthers from 3-point distance, 18-6. EIU won the battle in bench points, 21-13.

02/15 23:46:34 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
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OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
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LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1