Meanwhile, Morehead State was a few points short of a comeback from an OVC sweep.
Here’s Last Night’s Final Word:
[Illinois State 78, Morehead State 73] The Eagles come charging back after being down 17 in this one, but just couldn’t complete the comeback. Another poor night for the Eagles defense, as Illinois State shot above 50% from both sides of the arc. Marsell Holden has a big night off the bench for the Eagles, scoring a game high 21 points and 3 steals in the loss. The Eagles have a good shooting night as well, although not as well as the Cardinals.
[Oakland City 67, Eastern Illinois 83] The Panthers are 6-2, but have they really beat anyone? Another easy win for the Panthers, who shoot over 59% on the night.
[East Tennessee St. 74, Tennessee Tech 83] A huge night for Kevin Murphy, who puts up 23 points and 6 rebounds in the win for the Golden Eagles. Tennessee Tech gets the win despite 21 turnovers, including the 5 from usually sure handed Zac Swansey. The Golden Eagles shoot 55% from the field, and 50% from 3, while holding the Pirates to 4-14 shooting from behind the arc.