Recap - Eastern Illinois Defeats SIU Edwardsville 78-74

Recap - Eastern Illinois Defeats SIU Edwardsville 78-74

Eastern Illinois got 19 points from Reggie Smith en route to a 78-74 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Saturday at Vadalabene Center.

Eastern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as an underdog.

Eastern Illinois got 19 points from Chris Olivier and another 13 points from Sherman Blanford. Reggie Smith contributed 4 assists, while Sherman Blanford cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

SIU Edwardsville got 15 points from Donivine Stewart in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tim Johnson. Donivine Stewart contributed 6 assists for them, while Ray Lester had 11 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois led at halftime, 31-26.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 40 boards, while SIU Edwardsville only had 36.