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Murray State Falls 79-70 to Eastern Illinois - Recap

Eastern Illinois got 21 points from Morris Woods as they ran past Murray State 79-70 on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8-point spread as underdogs.

Eastern Illinois got 15 points from Josh Piper and another 15 points from Sherman Blanford. Sherman Blanford contributed 5 assists, while Sherman Blanford cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Murray State got 20 points from Stacy Wilson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Dexter Fields. Isaiah Canaan contributed 4 assists for them, while Ed Daniel had 8 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois led at halftime, 31-26.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 33 boards, while Murray State only had 29.