Scores

Final

E Illinois 76

(2-6, 1-1 OVC)

Evansville 80

(6-1, 6-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 10, 2008

Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 T
EIU 37 3976
EVAN 45 3580

Top Performers

Eastern Illinois: T. Marion 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast

Evansville: J. Holsinger 31 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Evansville 80, E. Illinois 76

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Jason Holsinger scored 31 points and Evansville defeated Eastern Illinois 80-76 on Wednesday night.

Holsinger made 6 of 12 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws. Shy Ely scored 15 points and James Haarsma added 10 for the Purple Aces (6-1).

T.J. Marion scored 27 points and Romain Martin added 26 for Eastern Illinois. They combined to shoot 20-for-32 from the field for the Panthers (2-6).

Eastern Illinois shot 50 percent from the field in the game, but Evansville outscored the Panthers 23-11 from the free-throw line.

Evansville jumped out to a 12-2 advantage and led by as many as 14 points in the first half before settling for a 45-37 edge at the break.

Eastern Illinois cut its deficit to 53-51 on a 3-pointer by Billy Parrish with just over 14 minutes to play, but the Panthers got no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
EVAN
Points 76 80
FG Made-Attempted 29-58 (.500) 24-51 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 9-18 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 23-33 (.697)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 14

2008-09 Season

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