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Dayton Downs Eastern Illinois 66-63 - Match Report

Ibi Watson scored 16 points leading Dayton to a 66-63 victory over Eastern Illinois at University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday.

Dayton won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -14.5-point spread.

Chase Johnson had 14 points for Dayton and Jalen Crutcher chipped in with 13 points. Jalen Crutcher had 6 assists for them, while Jordy Tshimanga was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 14 points from Marvin Johnson in a losing cause and another 13 points from Mack Smith. Josiah Wallace contributed 4 assists for them, while Jordan Skipper-Brown had 6 rebounds.

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

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 32 boards, while Dayton only had 29

Dayton heads into a battle against Southern Methodist. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago State.