Tennessee-Martin vs Eastern Illinois Recap - Eastern Illinois Wins 91-79

Sherman Blanford went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds leading Eastern Illinois to a 91-79 win over Tennessee-Martin on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois was a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Eastern Illinois got 17 points from Dylan Chatman and another 11 points from Alex Austin. Josh Piper contributed 5 assists, while Dylan Chatman cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Tennessee-Martin got 17 points from Myles Taylor in a losing cause and another 14 points from Terence Smith. DeMarc Richardson contributed 5 assists for them, while Mike Liabo had 5 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois trailed at halftime, 47-37.

Eastern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-25.