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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Belmont Bruins Recap - Belmont Wins 79-66

JaCobi Wood scored 17 points leading Belmont to a 79-66 victory over Eastern Illinois at Curb Event Center on Thursday.

Belmont was a -11.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Belmont got 12 points from Luke Smith and another 10 points from Nick Muszynski. Grayson Murphy contributed 6 assists, while Grayson Murphy cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got 20 points from Sammy Friday IV in a losing cause and another 14 points from Marvin Johnson. Marvin Johnson contributed 3 assists for them, while Marvin Johnson had 10 rebounds.

Belmont led at halftime, $HalfScore.

Eastern Illinois had a 40-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Belmont takes its act home to face Southern Illinois-Edwardsville looking for another win. For Eastern Illinois, they head on the road to face Tennessee State.