Jeremy Granger led EIU with 27 points (6 rebounds and 3 assists) but fouled out in the final seconds off the 1st overtime. Central Arkansas would go on a 9-0 run to put the game away.
EIU was called for 31 one fouls with Central Arkansas hitting just 26 of 46 free throws.
Freshman Joey Miller played 34 minutes and had 14 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He also has 6 assists. Fellow freshman Josh Piper had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a block in 23 minutes.
James Hollowell had his best game of the year so far scoring 14 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.
After this performance, the EIU defense, considered a strong point, is very suspect.
Attenedence at the game was 398.
Next up for Eastern Illinois is a home matchup with Maine next Wednesday.