College Basketball

more stats

64
Final 12Score
Austin Peay352964
Eastern Ill343367
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
67


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

Other Stories

  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSBB: Broughton at Leesville Road

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
2nd
NCCU 35
DELST 40
 
2nd
UNC 58
SYR 58
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK 0
POR 0
7:30pm Tonight
NYK 0
SAC 0
1st
OKC 14
MIN 11
 
1st
MEM 24
ORL 20
 
1st
NOP 22
PHI 17
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
BOS
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
DEN
2nd
AMER 40
ARMY 40
 
2nd
OU 43
CLST 41
 
2nd
NCCU 35
DELST 40
 
2nd
PBY 34
HIGH 40
 
2nd
UNC 58
SYR 58
 
2nd
DET 36
WRST 45
 
1st
NCAT 32
COPST 23
 
Half
SCST 31
HAMP 25
 
1st
COOK 27
HOW 25
 
Half
NWST 41
NICST 25
 
1st
NO 26
CARK 15
 
1st
CAMP 15
GWEBB 14
 
1st
FAM 4
MDES 0
 
1st
INCWORD 20
MCNST 26
 
1st
SAV 13
NORST 17
 
1st
ABCHRIST 5
SHSU 16
 
1st
LAM 6
STEPH 19
 
1st
SELA 15
TAMCC 12
 
1st
VALPO 26
UWMIL 5
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
ALCOR
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
SOUTH
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARKPB
PVU
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
TEX
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
TXSOU