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Recap - Eastern Illinois Defeats Austin Peay 77-67

Eastern Illinois got 20 points from Josh Piper en route to a 77-67 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Eastern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as an underdog.

Sherman Blanford had 19 points for Eastern Illinois and Taylor Jones chipped in with 14 points. Sherman Blanford had 6 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Austin Peay got 14 points from Travis Betran in a losing cause and another 14 points from Will Triggs. Anthony Campbell contributed 3 assists for them, while Anthony Campbell had 7 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois led at halftime, 37-25.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 33 boards, while Austin Peay only had 21.