Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois Wrap - Eastern Illinois Wins 70-69

Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois Wrap - Eastern Illinois Wins 70-69

Sherman Blanford scored 15 points leading Eastern Illinois to a 70-69 victory over Tennessee State at Lantz Arena on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 3-point spread.

Eastern Illinois got 14 points from Chris Olivier and another 10 points from Reggie Smith. Reggie Smith contributed 7 assists, while Chris Olivier cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.

Tennessee State got a 30-point performance from Patrick Miller, who was supported by 14 points from Jacquan Nobles. Jay Harris had 3 assists in a losing cause for Tennessee State, while M.J. Rhett grabbed 8 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois hit the break leading 33-28 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 40 boards, while Tennessee State only had 32.