Scores

Final

Austin Peay 73

(16-14, 10-7 OVC)

E Illinois 83

(17-11, 10-7 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, February 25, 2010

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PEAY 36 3773
    EIU 35 4883

    Top Performers

    Austin Peay: W. Channels 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Eastern Illinois: J. Granger 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    E. Illinois 83, Austin Peay 73

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Tyler Laser and Jeremy Granger scored 21 points apiece to lead Eastern Illinois to its sixth consecutive victory in an 83-73 decision over Austin Peay on Thursday night.

    James Hollowell added 12 and Shaun Pratl 11 for the Panthers (17-11, 10-7 Ohio Valley Conference), who have clinched fifth place but still have a shot at a first-round bye.

    Wes Channels scored 23 points for the Governors (16-14, 10-7), who lost their second straight but can earn a bye with a victory Saturday at Southeast Missouri. Anthony Campbell had 13 and Tyrone Caldwell 10.

    Austin Peay led 36-35 at the break, but Granger opened the second half with a basket that pushed Eastern Illinois ahead for good.

    Eastern Illinois led 55-52 with 12:07 remaining before Pratl scored five straight points and Laser drained a 3-pointer for a 63-52 advantage, which the Panthers held the rest of the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEAY
    EIU
    Points 73 83
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 32-69 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 10

    2009-10 Season

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