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Eastern Illinois vs Murray State Final: 68-59 - Recap

Eastern Illinois earned a 68-59 victory over Murray State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Marvin Johnson at CFSB Center.

Eastern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +15.0-point spread as underdogs.

Jordan Skipper-Brown had 14 points for Eastern Illinois and Deang Deang chipped in with 10 points. Henry Abraham had 2 assists for them, while Jordan Skipper-Brown was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Murray State got 21 points from Chico Carter Jr. in a losing cause and another 15 points from KJ Williams. Tevin Brown contributed 5 assists for them, while Demond Robinson had 8 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Eastern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-25.

Eastern Illinois heads into a battle against Austin Peay. Murray State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.