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Eastern Illinois Panthers (16-13)


Thursday 2/12 Saturday 2/14 Thursday 2/19 Sunday 2/22 Thursday 2/26
@ APSU
W 66-55
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@ SIUE
L 63-80
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vs. TN-Mar
L 73-75
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vs. SEMO
W 73-65
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EastIl 57 - 65 Murray
Final
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Murray State beats Eastern Illinois 65-57

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Cameron Payne had 22 points and Murray State fought off a late push from Eastern Illinois to remain undefeated in conference play with a 65-57 victory on Thursday.

The Racers (25-4, 15-0 Ohio Valley) scored the first 12 points and led 20-5 before EIU countered with a 16-5 run to get within 25-21. Murray State closed the half with nine straight to lead 34-21.

Eastern Illinois (16-13, 9-7) rallied from a 55-38 deficit at 8:33 to within 61-54 on Reggie Smith's 3-pointer with 1:48 left. Payne made four free throws for the Racers to secure the win.

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Leaders
Points: C. Johnston8.9
Rebounds: D. Chatman3.1
Assists: C. Johnston4.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: C. Olivier54.6%
3P%: C. Johnston52.9%
Steals: L. Viser1.4
Blocks: C. Olivier1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky28-0
2 Virginia26-1
3 Gonzaga28-1
4 Duke25-3
5 Wisconsin25-3
6 Villanova26-2
7 Arizona24-3
8 Kansas22-6
9 Notre Dame24-5
10 UNI27-2
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky28-0
2 Gonzaga28-1
3 Virginia26-1
4 Wisconsin25-3
5 Duke25-3
6 Villanova26-2
7 Arizona24-3
8 Notre Dame24-5
9 Kansas22-6
10 UNI27-2
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 10-5 18-10
Eastern Kentucky 10-5 18-10
Morehead State 9-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 5-10 12-18
Tennessee Tech 4-11 12-17
Tennessee State 2-13 5-25
West
Murray State 15-0 25-4
UT Martin 10-5 18-10
Eastern Illinois 9-7 16-13
SIUE 8-8 12-15
Southeast Missouri State 6-9 12-16
Austin Peay 3-12 8-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 61.9 (304)
Rebounds: 8.0 (328)
Assists: 12.7 (170)
FG%: 43.6% (170)
FT%: 63.5% (328)
3P%: 36.1% (94)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 61.9 (67)
Rebounds: 22.4 (261)
Assists: 10.9 (54)
FG%: 40.6% (79)
FT%: 70.7% (258)
3P%: 33.3% (139)
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