Scores

Final

E Illinois 54

(12-16, 8-9 OVC)

Austin Peay 69

(16-12, 12-5 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, February 26, 2009

    1 2 T
    EIU 29 2554
    PEAY 34 3569

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: T. Marion 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Austin Peay: D. Reed 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Austin Peay 69, E. Illinois 54

    Associated Press

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Drake Reed scored 28 points and Austin Peay defeated Eastern Illinois 69-54 on Thursday night.

    Austin Peay (16-12, 12-5 Ohio Valley Conference) forced 15 Panthers' turnovers and won the rebounding battle 31-27.

    The Governors extended their lead to as many as 17, 69-52 when Wes Channels hit a free throw with 1:45 left in the game.

    Anthony Campbell added 11 points for Austin Peay, which also won the earlier meeting between the two teams, 81-73 on Dec. 6.

    Eastern Illinois (12-16, 8-9) was paced by Romain Martin with 14 points and T.J. Marion with 13.

    The Panthers shot just 10 percent form 3-point range (1 of 10), while the Governors were 6-for-13 (46.2 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    PEAY
    Points 54 69
    FG Made-Attempted 24-47 (.511) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-10 (.100) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    2008-09 Season

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