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Eastern Kentucky defeats Austin Peay 76-71

Jan 5, 2010 - 3:27 AM RICHMOND, Ky.(AP) -- Josh Taylor finished with 19 points to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 76-71 victory over Austin Peay on Monday night.

Taylor also added eight rebounds and four blocks for the Colonels (10-5, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three of their last four.

Anthony Campbell scored 22 points to lead the Governors (8-8, 2-2) and Wes Channels added 17.

Austin Peay struggled from the 3-point arc, making just 1 of 15 attempts from long range (6.7 percent). The Colonels, on the other hand, shot 44.4 percent from 3-point range (12-for-27).

The Governors dominated inside, as they outscored Eastern Kentucky 48-22 in the paint. But Austin Peay suffered from 36.4 percent shooting in the first half (8-for-22), and trailed 41-24 at halftime.

Eastern Kentucky shot 47.2 percent in the game (25-for-53), including 50 percent in the first half (15-for-30).