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EMU "Ice Man" Classic - Eastern Illinois Defeats IUPU Fort Wayne 68-67 - Recap

Eastern Illinois got 17 points from Sherman Blanford as they ran past IUPU Fort Wayne 68-67 on Sunday at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 4-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Eastern Illinois got 12 points from Josh Piper and another 11 points from Morris Woods. Austin Akers contributed 5 assists, while Sherman Blanford cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

IUPU Fort Wayne got a 22-point performance from Kevin Harden, who was supported by 15 points from Frank Gaines. Pierre Bland had 4 assists in a losing cause for IUPU Fort Wayne, while Luis Jacobo grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 34-33 at the break.

IUPU Fort Wayne won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-31.