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NCAA Game Summary - Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois



(Saturday, January 18th)

Final Score: Eastern Illinois 67, Austin Peay 64

Charleston, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Smith scored 15 points to help lift the Eastern Illinois Panthers to a 67-64 win over the Austin Peay Governors in Ohio Valley Conference play from Lantz Arena.

Luke Piotrowski chipped in with 12 points and Sherman Blanford tallied 11 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (6-12, 3-4 OVC), who entered the day with losses in four of their previous five outings.

The Governors (8-11, 2-3) came up short in their bid to avoid a third straight loss, despite reserves Will Triggs and Chris Horton (11 rebounds) scoring 15 and 13 points, respectively. Travis Betran rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points.

Triggs had 11 points in 11 first-half minutes for the Governors, who shot 50 percent from the floor in the opening frame and took a 35-34 halftime lead into the locker room.

However, EIU shot an even better 61-percent in the second stanza and came up with several big buckets down the stretch. Smith drained a 3-pointer with one minute remaining to give the Panthers a 65-61 lead, and Blanford later made it a 67-64 game on a tip-in with 16 seconds to play. Austin Peay's Damarius Smith could not get a potential game-tying 3-pointer to fall at the buzzer.

The game featured 11 ties and 18 lead changes, but EIU's 7-of-16 effort from the perimeter (.438) proved to be a key difference. The Governors connected on only 3-of-14 threes (.214) for the game.

01/18 18:12:47 ET

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