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SIUE Cougars (12-16)


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vs. EastIl 
W 80-63
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vs. SEMO 
W 75-72
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vs. TN-Mar 
W 76-68
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@ APSU 
L 61-64
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@ EastIl 
L 66-78
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Eastern Illinois beats SIU-Edwardsville 78-66 at OVC tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cornell Johnston seemed to be in the right place to spot up and knock down a 3-pointer every time Eastern Illinois' lead began to shrink Wednesday night at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament as the sixth-seeded Panthers fended off No. 7 seed SIU-Edwardsville 78-66 to win their first post-season game since 2010.

Johnston hit 5 of 6 from long range to finish with 22 points, tying his career best, and Chris Olivier added 24 on 10 of 13 shooting.

Eastern Illinois (17-13) opened a tight game with a 9-2 run in the first two minutes of the second half, stretching the lead to 39-28 capped by an Olivier dunk before SIU-Edwardsville called time.

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Leaders
Points: K. Davis14.3
Rebounds: K. Jackson6.0
Assists: D. Stewart4.1
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Davis69.9%
3P%: K. Davis43.9%
Steals: D. Stewart1.4
Blocks: K. Jackson2.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 11-5 22-11
Eastern Kentucky 11-5 21-12
Morehead State 10-6 17-17
Jacksonville State 5-11 12-19
Tennessee Tech 4-12 12-18
Tennessee State 2-14 5-26
West
Murray State 16-0 29-6
UT Martin 10-6 21-13
Eastern Illinois 9-7 18-15
SIUE 8-8 12-16
Southeast Missouri State 7-9 13-17
Austin Peay 3-13 8-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.2 (154)
Rebounds: 10.4 (201)
Assists: 12.3 (199)
FG%: 43.1% (201)
FT%: 67.5% (239)
3P%: 38.0% (47)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.3 (194)
Rebounds: 24.2 (130)
Assists: 13.5 (277)
FG%: 42.5% (151)
FT%: 67.8% (96)
3P%: 35.4% (243)
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