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Eastern Illinois 32 38 70
UC Davis 36 44 80

Team Statistics

25/59 (42.4%) Field Goals 25/43 (58.1%)
10/24 (41.7%) 3-Point FG 7/14 (50.0%)
10/15 (66.7%) Free Throws 23/28 (82.1%)
24 (12/12) Rebounds (O/D) 29 (6/23)
2nd Chance Pts
12 Assists 13
11 Turnovers 16
Points off TO
Pts in the Paint
Fastbreak Pts
Bench Pts

Tempo Tracker (Possessions)

Four Factors

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Eastern Illinois offense

UC Davis offense

Eastern Illinois hit 10 three’s, on their way to their highest scoring output against a Division I opponent this season, but UC Davis’ offense was even better in a ten-point win on the West Coast.


Reggie Smith returns from knee injury strong

Smith played just three minutes in the Panthers win against Ball State, after suffering what appeared to be a knee-injury. The guard came off the bench for the Panthers tonight, and returned with a strong offensive performance, scoring a team-high 16 points thanks in part to 3-6 shooting from behind the arc. In all, the Panthers hit 10-24 (41.7%) from three-point range on the night, but shot just 42.4% overall from the field.


The two halves of Trae Anderson

The JUCO transfer was the Panthers leading scorer on the season heading into this game, and put up a solid first half, scoring 10 points in just nine minutes of action on 4-5 shooting from the floor. Anderson saw even fewer second-half minutes, though, as he continued to rack up fouls. The guard finished with 12 points on the night.


UC Davis hot from everywhere

If you would have told me entering the night that EIU would put up 70 points, and lose by double-digits, I would have laughed. And yet, that’s exactly what they did. UC Davis hit 58% from the floor, 7-14 (50%) from three-point range, and 23-28 (82.1%) from the free-throw line in the win. The Panthers, who shot much worse (42.4% overall) were able to stay in the game thanks to doubling up UC Davis on the offensive glass (12-6) and winning the turnover battle. (16-11)


The Olivier Bench Experience Ends

Chris Olivier returned to the starting lineup, and does so with a strong 12 point, 10 rebound performance. Olivier did play just 29 minutes, though, due in part to foul trouble.

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2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24