CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Marland Smith hit seven 3-pointers en route to 24 points, leading Southeast Missouri past Eastern Illinois 80-73 on Saturday night.
Southeast Missouri enjoyed an extended run late in the first half that turned the game in its favor. Tied 17-17, the Redhawks put together a 27-12 run over the final 9:09 and led 44-29 at intermission.
Southeast Missouri outshot Eastern Illinois 52 percent (29 to 56) to 47 percent (27 of 58) but had an even more pronounced advantage from 3-point range, hitting 11 of 20 to the Panthers' 4 of 12.