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Murray State Falls 74-68 to Eastern Illinois - Recap

Eastern Illinois earned a 74-68 victory over Murray State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Marvin Johnson at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the +4.0-point spread as an underdog.

Josiah Wallace had 18 points for Eastern Illinois and Mack Smith chipped in with 7 points. Marvin Johnson had 4 assists for them, while Josiah Wallace was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Murray State got a 15-point performance from Chico Carter Jr., who was supported by 13 points from KJ Williams. Tevin Brown had 5 assists in a losing cause for Murray State, while Demond Robinson grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Murray State were victorious, as the score was 38-34 at the break.

Murray State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 29-28.

Eastern Illinois heads into a battle against Austin Peay. Murray State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southeast Missouri State.