Eastern Illinois Falls 88-83 to Austin Peay - Recap

Ed Dyson scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Austin Peay over Eastern Illinois, 88-83, on Thursday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Austin Peay earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6-point spread.

Travis Betran had 23 points for Austin Peay and Zavion Williams chipped in with 15 points. Ed Dyson had 4 assists for them, while Ed Dyson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 32 points from Sherman Blanford in a losing cause and another 19 points from Dylan Chatman. Dylan Chatman contributed 7 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford had 18 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Austin Peay were victorious, as the score was 40-37 at the break.

Austin Peay had a 31-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.