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Recap - Eastern Illinois Defeats Southeast Missouri State 72-70

Southeast Missouri State was burned for 29 points by Josiah Wallace on Thursday as Eastern Illinois picked up a 72-70 win at Show Me Center.

Eastern Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -4.5-point spread.

Marvin Johnson had 11 points for Eastern Illinois and Mack Smith chipped in with 8 points. Mack Smith had 5 assists for them, while JaQualis Matlock was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Southeast Missouri State got 19 points from Quatarrius Wilson in a losing cause and another 16 points from Sage Tolbert. Alex Caldwell contributed 5 assists for them, while Sage Tolbert had 14 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Southeast Missouri State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-32.

Eastern Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Southeast Missouri State will aim to get back on the winning track at Tennessee-Martin.