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Eastern Illinois vs Western Kentucky Wrap - Western Kentucky Wins 68-53

George Fant scored 20 points leading Western Kentucky to a 68-53 victory over Eastern Illinois at EA Diddle Arena on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Western Kentucky were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks.

Western Kentucky got 13 points from T.J. Price and another 9 points from Kevin Kaspar. Payton Hulsey contributed 4 assists, while Brandon Harris cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got 16 points from Reggie Smith in a losing cause and another 9 points from Jake Verhagen. Alex Austin contributed 4 assists for them, while Keenen Anderson had 4 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Kentucky were victorious, as the score was 28-24 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Western Kentucky as they grabbed 31 boards, while Eastern Illinois only had 24.