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EMU "Ice Man" Classic - Recap - Eastern Michigan Defeats Eastern Illinois 60-52

Eastern Michigan grabbed a 60-52 win over Eastern Illinois on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Derek Thompson at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 10.5-point spread.

Eastern Michigan got 18 points from Daylen Harrison and another 8 points from Glenn Bryant. Derek Thompson contributed 4 assists, while Da'Shonte Riley cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois got a 14-point performance from Sherman Blanford, who was supported by 13 points from Josh Piper. Austin Akers had 7 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Illinois, while Sherman Blanford grabbed 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 26-23 at the break.