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SIU Edwardsville vs Eastern Illinois Wrap - Eastern Illinois Wins 76-70

Eastern Illinois got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Sherman Blanford en route to a 76-70 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as favorites.

Reggie Smith had 17 points for Eastern Illinois and Chris Olivier chipped in with 12 points. Dylan Chatman had 3 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

SIU Edwardsville got 17 points from Kris Davis in a losing cause and another 16 points from Keaton Jackson. Donivine Stewart contributed 5 assists for them, while Ray Lester had 7 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois trailed at halftime, 35-30.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 37 boards, while SIU Edwardsville only had 27.