E. Michigan 60, E. Illinois 52
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP)
Sherman Blanford had 14 points and nine rebounds for Eastern Illinois. Josh Piper added 13 points. Austin Akers had seven assists for the Panthers (0-3).
Eastern Illinois led 26-23 at halftime in a game with 12 lead changes and nine ties.
Eastern Michigan shot 28 percent from the field in the first half, but improved to 50 percent in the second half.