NCAA Game Summary - Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois
(Thursday, February 14)
Final Score: Austin Peay 71, Eastern Illinois 64
Charleston, IL (Sports Network) - Anthony Campbell netted 24 points to lead the Austin Peay Governors to a 71-64 victory over the Eastern Illinois Panthers in Ohio Valley Conference action at Lantz Arena.
Campbell shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range for Austin Peay (6-20, 2-10 OVC), which snapped an eight-game losing streak. Chris Horton contributed a double- double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Jeremy Purvis scored 11 points on 3-of-3 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line.
Morris Woods had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead EIU (7-19, 4-9), which has lost three of its last four contests. Alex Austin shot 4-of-6 from behind the arc and registered 20 points off the bench.
Austin Peay ran out to an 8-0 lead to start the game thanks to six quick points by Horton. It shot 44 percent in the opening period and led 28-18 at intermission.
Similar to the first half, the Governors were the more aggressive team out of the locker rooms with nine straight points to open the second half to take a 37-18 lead before the first media timeout. They remained in charge for the duration of the game despite easing up late in the contest, which allowed EIU to bring its deficit to single-digits in the final minutes.
The Governors shot 52.9 percent from 3-point range, while EIU managed just 27.3 percent from behind the arc.
02/14 22:32:08 ET