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NCAA Game Summary - Eastern Kentucky at SIU Edwardsville



(Saturday, January 4th)

Final Score: SIU Edwardsville 85, Eastern Kentucky 79

Edwardsville, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Donivine Stewart was the high scorer with 15 points for the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in their 85-79 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at the Vadalabene Center.

Kris Davis contributed 11 points and four assists, and Ray Lester had a game- high 10 rebounds for the Cougars (4-11, 1-1 OVC). Michael Messer led the Cougar bench with 13 points and Tim Johnson scored 12 in just 10 minutes.

Glenn Cosey had team highs in points (23), rebounds (four), and assists (four) for the Colonels (10-5, 1-1), who had their three-game win streak snapped. Corey Walden scored 19 and Orlando Williams added 18, making six of his nine field goal attempts.

The first half saw the Colonels jump out to several leads, including an early 9-2 edge. Eastern Kentucky could not get any substantial distance between themselves and the Cougars, however, and ended the first half up by three, 42-39. The Cougars shot 54.2 percent from the field in the half, but the Colonels bested them by shooting a stellar 60.9 percent.

The second half remained close until the Cougars broke the game open by turning a slim 65-64 lead into a commanding 74-64 advantage with 4:42 to play. The Colonels cut the lead to 81-79 on a 3-point shot by Williams with one minute to play, but Messer hit a layup and two foul shots for the final margin.

The Cougars outrebounded the Colonels 33-22, and their bench outscored EKU's, 41-24.

01/05 00:04:51 ET

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KAN 3
 
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TOR 83
NYK 80
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MEM 98
MIA 104
 
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MIN 113
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HOU 96
SAN 87
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UTA 72
PHO 69
 
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POR 10
 
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1st
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DAL 3
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TAM 4
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COL 3
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2nd
EDM 1
CAR 0
 
1st Intermission
ANA 2
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