EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Donivine Stewart led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points as SIU-Edwardsville held off Eastern Kentucky 85-79 on Saturday night.
SIU-Edwardsville led 79-71 with 2:15 left before Eastern Kentucky went on an 8-2 capped by 3-pointer from Orlando Williams to come within 81-79. Michael Messer's basket with 35 seconds left extended the Cougars' lead to four points and after a missed 3-pointer from Eastern Kentucky, Messer hit two free throws as the Cougars held on for the win.
Glenn Cosey led Eastern Kentucky (10-5, 1-1) with 23 points. Corey Walden added 19 and Williams had 18.
SIU-Edwardsville has now won two of its last three games after losing 10 of its first 12 contests.
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