Austin Peay tops Eastern Illinois 69-54

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Drake Reed scored 28 points and Austin Peay defeated Eastern Illinois 69-54 on Thursday night.

Austin Peay (16-12, 12-5 Ohio Valley Conference) forced 15 Panthers’ turnovers and won the rebounding battle 31-27.

The Governors extended their lead to as many as 17, 69-52 when Wes Channels hit a free throw with 1:45 left in the game.

Anthony Campbell added 11 points for Austin Peay, which also won the earlier meeting between the two teams, 81-73 on Dec. 6.

Eastern Illinois (12-16, 8-9) was paced by Romain Martin with 14 points and T.J. Marion with 13.

The Panthers shot just 10 percent form 3-point range (1 of 10), while the Governors were 6-for-13 (46.2 percent).

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 Eastern Illinois
T.J. Marion T.J. Marion
6-9,  13 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Austin Peay
Drake Reed Drake Reed
11-18,  28 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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