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Jacksonville State Defeats Eastern Illinois 61-55 - Recap

Jacksonville State earned a 61-55 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, getting 22 points from Tarvin Gaines at Lantz Arena.

Jacksonville State was a favorite by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Brian Williams had 16 points for Jacksonville State and Rico Sanders chipped in with 9 points. Brian Williams had 7 assists for them, while Ronnie Boggs was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 10 points from Sherman Blanford in a losing cause and another 9 points from Taylor Jones. Austin Akers contributed 5 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Jacksonville State were victorious, as the score was 29-26 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 30 boards, while Jacksonville State only had 28.