Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 68

(5-10, 2-3 OVC)

E Illinois 88

(10-5, 4-1 OVC)

    12:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SEMO 29 3968
    EIU 49 3988

    Top Performers

    Southeast Missouri State: C. Butler 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: T. Laser 20 Pts, 5 Ast

    E. Illinois 88, SE Missouri 68

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tyler Laser scored 20 points to pace Eastern Illinois to an 88-68 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

    Ousmane Cisse added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (10-5, 4-1 Ohio Valley), who won their third in a row.

    Cameron Butler scored 17 points for the Redhawks (5-10, 2-3). Marland Smith had 15 and Anthony Allison 12. Lamont Russell grabbed a game-best 13 rebounds.

    Eastern Illinois enjoyed a decided shooting advantage, hitting 32 of 65 (49.2 percent) to 25 of 62 (40.3 percent) for Southeast Missouri. The Panthers also held a 42-35 rebounding edge.

    Eastern Illinois' lead had already reached double digits at 22-10 on Romain Martin's 3-pointer just 9:20 into the game. Cisse's layup with 3:03 left made it 43-23, and the Panthers led 49-29 at intermission.

    The lead crested at 29 when Matt Dorlack scored to put the Panthers ahead 72-43 with 9:55 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SEMO
    EIU
    Points 68 88
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 32-65 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

    2009-10 Season

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