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Eastern Illinois tops Tennessee State 66-61

Feb 28, 2010 - 3:15 AM CHARLESTON, Ill.(AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored 11 points to lead a balanced Eastern Illinois team past Tennessee State 66-61 Saturday night.

Six players scored between seven and 11 points for the Panthers (18-11, 11-7), who scored the game's last five points to win their seventh in a row. They clinched a tie for third in the Ohio Valley Conference, and a first-round home game in the postseason tournament that begins Tuesday.

James Hollowell had eight points, including the go-ahead basket, and 11 rebounds for Eastern Illinois.

Jacquan Nobles had 19 points and Robert Covington 18 points and eight rebounds for Tennessee State (9-22, 6-12), which saw its five-game OVC winning streak end. The Tigers rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to tie it at 61.








  • NCAA BB
    TENNESSEE ST 61
    EASTRN ILLINOIS 66 FINAL

    Feb 27 9:26 PM
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    Tennessee State 61, Eastern Illinois 63  2nd - 0:39Feb 27 9:23 PM


  • NCAA BB
    TENNESSEE ST 24
    EASTRN ILLINOIS 30 HALFTIME

    Feb 27 8:12 PM