NCAA Game Summary - Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Kentucky
(Thursday, March 7)
Final Score: Eastern Kentucky 84, Southeast Missouri State 69
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Eric Stutz hung up a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Eastern Kentucky Colonels eased by the sixth-seeded Southeast Missouri State Redhawks, 84-69, in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.
Orlando Williams scored 14 points off the bench. Corey Walden added 12 points and Mike DiNunno had 10 points for Eastern Kentucky (24-8) which will take on No. 2 seed Murray State in the conference semifinals.
Nino Johnson had 18 points, Tyler Stone registered 14 and Nick Niemczyk and Marland Smith tallied 12 apiece for SEMO (17-16).
Though they shot just 33.3 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes the Colonels led 39-331 at the break by nailing 15-of-19 shots from the free-throw line.
Eastern Kentucky continued to get to the line in the second half when it got 22 points from the charity stripe while shooting 45.8 percent from the field overall.
The Redhawks connected on just 39.1 percent of their shots from the field and were outrebounded, 41-34.
03/08 00:12:54 ET