Eillinois 31 47 78
Siued 26 48 74
Date of game: 3/1/2014

Recap: SIU Edwardsville vs. Eastern Ill

Edwardsville, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Smith scored 19 points and Sherman Blanford registered a double-double to lead the Eastern Illinois Panthers to a 78-74 victory over the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in an Ohio Valley Conference finale at the Vadalabene Center.

Blanford had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Eastern Illinois (11-18, 7-9 OVC), which won back-to-back games to finish the regular season.

Donivine Stewart tallied 15 points to pace SIUE (11-19, 7-9), which has lost four of its last five games. Tim Johnson and Keaton Jackson each chipped in 12 points, Kris Davis netted 11 and Ray Lester finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois may have only shot 41.4 percent from the floor in the first half, but it limited SIUE to 38.5 percent and led, 31-26, at intermission.

The Cougars heated up to 59.4 percent shooting in the second frame, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Panthers, who outscored their hosts, 26-6, from the free-throw line in the final 20 minutes.

SIUE lost despite a 21-9 scoring edge from beyond the arc. Eastern Illinois went 31-of-41 from the charity stripe.

Game Notes

The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.