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Eastern Illinois Defeats Jacksonville State 56-48 - Recap

Eastern Illinois grabbed a 56-48 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Chris Olivier at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Eastern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7.5-point spread as an underdog.

Eastern Illinois got 9 points from Reggie Smith and another 8 points from Luke Piotrowski. Sherman Blanford contributed 4 assists, while Alex Austin cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Jacksonville State got a 12-point performance from Teraes Clemmons, who was supported by 9 points from Brian Williams. Darion Rackley had 3 assists in a losing cause for Jacksonville State, while Jamal Hunter grabbed 5 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois led at halftime, 29-18.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 35 boards, while Jacksonville State only had 25.