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NCAA Game Summary - Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State



(Thursday, January 26th)

Final Score: Jacksonville State 63, Eastern Illinois 45

Jacksonville, AL (Sports Network) - Brian Williams put in 18 points for Jacksonville State as the Gamecocks defeated Eastern Illinois, 63-45, in an Ohio valley Conference clash from Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Nick Cook had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds for Jacksonville State (8-14, 3-6 OVC) which has won back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December.

Alfonzo McKinnie was the lone scorer in double figures, with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, for Eastern Illinois (9-10, 2-5 OVC). The Panthers have now lost four straight.

Jacksonville State led 32-22 going into the break despite shooting 38.2 percent from the floor compared to Eastern Illinois which hit on 40.9 percent of its attempts from the floor. The Gamecocks held the advantage by outscoring the Panthers 12-0 from the three point line.

In the second half Jacksonville State heated up to 52.0 percent shooting while limiting Eastern Illinois to just 25.9 percent from the floor as the Gamecocks coasted to the win.

Jacksonville State had a dominant advantage in side outrebounding Eastern Illinois 42-28 and outscoring the Panthers 36-18 on points in the paint.

01/26 23:16:01 ET

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