Eastern Illinois tops Jacksonville State 78-69

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP)—Tyler Laser scored 22 points to lead Eastern Illinois to a 78-69 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday night.

Laser shot 5-for-10 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range. The Panthers (5-8, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) also received a boost from Billy Parrish and T.J. Marion, who scored 15 apiece. Romain Martin and Ousmane Cisse each scored 12.

Jeremy Bynum led the Gamecocks (7-4, 1-1 Ohio Valley) with 15 points. Jonathan Toles finished with 14 points and six assists. DeAndre Bray contributed 11 assists.

The Panthers shot 51 percent from the field (25-for-49), and 85.2 percent from the free-throw line (23-for-27).

Jacksonville State shot 40 percent (24-for-60), and only 58.8 percent from the free-throw line (10-for-17).

The Panthers outrebouded the Gamecocks 37-25.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Eastern Illinois
T.J. Marion T.J. Marion
5-7,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Jacksonville St.
Nick Murphy Nick Murphy
4-8,  11 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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