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Belmont Downs Eastern Illinois 82-63 - Match Report

J.J. Mann scored 21 points leading Belmont to an 82-63 victory over Eastern Illinois at Curb Event Center on Thursday.

Belmont was the ATS victor, as they covered the 14.5-point spread as a favorite.

Craig Bradshaw had 20 points for Belmont and Drew Windler chipped in with 16 points. Reece Chamberlain had 11 assists for them, while J.J. Mann was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Eastern Illinois got a 15-point performance from Sherman Blanford, who was supported by 13 points from Chris Olivier. Sherman Blanford had 3 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Illinois, while Sherman Blanford grabbed 10 rebounds.

Belmont led at halftime, 37-31.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 33 boards, while Belmont only had 31.