Murray State vs Eastern Illinois Final: 70-49 - Recap

The battle between Murray State and Eastern Illinois didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Illinois was handed a 70-49 defeat on Thursday at CFSB Center.

Murray State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 15.5-point spread as favorites.

Murray State got 17 points from Isaiah Canaan and another 12 points from Dexter Fields. Isaiah Canaan contributed 6 assists, while Ed Daniel cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got a 11-point performance from Josh Piper, who was supported by 11 points from Sherman Blanford. Austin Akers had 5 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Illinois, while Josh Piper grabbed 4 rebounds.

Murray State led at halftime, 27-24.

The rebound battle favored Murray State as they grabbed 31 boards, while Eastern Illinois only had 21.