Scores

Final

Tenn St 67

(1-6, 0-1 OVC)

E Illinois 68

(3-4, 1-0 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, December 2, 2010

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    TNST 40 2767
    EIU 40 2868

    Top Performers

    Tennessee State: W. Peters 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast

    Eastern Illinois: S. Pratl 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    E. Illinois 68, Tennessee St. 67

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- James Hollowell and Shaun Pratl scored 14 points apiece as Eastern Illinois fended off Tennessee State 68-67 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener Thursday night.

    Tyler Laser scored 13 points, including the 3-pointer that put the Panthers (3-4) ahead for good at 62-61 with 4:31 left. Jeremy Granger added 12 points, and Curry McKinney grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

    Wil Peters led the Tigers (1-6) with a perfect shooting night: 7 of 7, including four 3-pointers, and 3 of 3 free throws for 21 points. Robert Covington scored 15 and Patrick Miller 11.

    Tennessee State shot 50 percent (22 of 44) to Eastern Illinois' 45.7 (28 of 61).

    Covington put Tennessee State ahead 61-59 with 5:03 left before Laser's 3-pointer and two free throws by Hollowell gave Eastern Illinois a permanent lead.

    The Panthers broke a school record with their seventh consecutive league victory, dating back to last season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    EIU
    Points 67 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-44 (.500) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 4

    2010-11 Season

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