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Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Recap - Eastern Illinois Wins 86-72

Marvin Johnson scored 25 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Eastern Illinois over Tennessee State, 86-72, on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the -2.0-point spread as a favorite.

Sammy Friday IV had 17 points for Eastern Illinois and Henry Abraham chipped in with 16 points. Marvin Johnson had 10 assists for them, while Jordan Skipper-Brown was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Tennessee State got 28 points from Mark Freeman in a losing cause and another 12 points from Ravel Moody. Shakem Johnson contributed 2 assists for them, while Shakem Johnson had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Eastern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-28.

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