Scores

Final

E Illinois 78

(5-8, 2-1 OVC)

Jacksonville St 69

(7-4, 1-1 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Alabama

    1 2 T
    EIU 41 3778
    JVST 27 4269

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: T. Marion 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Jacksonville St: N. Murphy 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    E. Illinois 78, Jacksonville St. 69

    Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Tyler Laser scored 22 points to lead Eastern Illinois to a 78-69 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday night.

    Laser shot 5-for-10 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range. The Panthers (5-8, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) also received a boost from Billy Parrish and T.J. Marion, who scored 15 apiece. Romain Martin and Ousmane Cisse each scored 12.

    Jeremy Bynum led the Gamecocks (7-4, 1-1 Ohio Valley) with 15 points. Jonathan Toles finished with 14 points and six assists. DeAndre Bray contributed 11 assists.

    The Panthers shot 51 percent from the field (25-for-49), and 85.2 percent from the free-throw line (23-for-27).

    Jacksonville State shot 40 percent (24-for-60), and only 58.8 percent from the free-throw line (10-for-17).

    The Panthers outrebouded the Gamecocks 37-25.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    JVST
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 25-49 (.510) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 11-30 (.367)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-27 (.852) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 3

    2008-09 Season

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