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Southeast Missouri State vs Eastern Illinois Final: 94-88 - Recap

Eastern Illinois was scorched by Eric Reed Jr. for 27 points as Southeast Missouri State defeated them 94-88 in NCAA action on Thursday.

Southeast Missouri State was the ATS victor, as they covered the +5.5-point spread as an underdog.

Southeast Missouri State got 14 points from DQ Nicholas and another 11 points from Nana Akenten. Chris Harris contributed 9 assists, while Nygal Russell cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got 22 points from Mack Smith in a losing cause and another 20 points from Jordan Skipper-Brown. Marvin Johnson contributed 8 assists for them, while Jordan Skipper-Brown had 7 rebounds.

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

Southeast Missouri State had a 34-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

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