Scores

Final

E Illinois 72

(2-17, 1-10 OVC)

Tennessee St 79

(8-10, 5-4 OVC)

    5:30 PM ET, January 19, 2008

    Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EIU 35 3772
    TNST 34 4579

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: J. Willhite 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

    Tennessee St: G. Robinson 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tennessee St. 79, E. Illinois 72

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Bruce Price and Gerald Robinson both earned 20 points to help push Tennessee St. past E. Illinois 79-72 on Saturday.

    LaDarious Weaver hit 15 points while Darius Cox added 10 points for Tennessee St. (8-10, 5-4 Ohio Valley), which had four players with double-digit scores.

    E. Illinois (2-16, 1-9) held a slight lead over the Tigers at halftime, 35-34, but were outscored by Tennessee St. in the second half, 45-37. The Panthers largest lead was by 7 in the first half while the Tigers held their biggest lead, 14, in the second half.

    Jon'Tee Willhite led the Panthers with 19 points and nine rebounds, and Bobby Catchings added 18 points and grabbed six rebounds. Ousmane Cisse also contributed double-digit scoring for E. Illinois, with 12 points and five rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    TNST
    Points 72 79
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 12-24 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 14

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 8, 2007 TNST 74, @EIU 72Recap
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