McReynolds keys Eastern Illinois, upsets Murray State, 82-65
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Demetrius McReynolds scored 25 points and Eastern Illinois picked up a win at Murray State for only the third time in program history, a much-needed 82-65 Ohio Valley Conference victory.
The upset knocks the Racers out of sole possession of first-place in the conference’s West division. They now are tied with Southeast Missouri State, which notched a 90-61 win over UT Martin on Saturday. Both teams now have six conference losses.
After an 85-80 loss to Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois (14-14, 6-9) needed to win its final two games and get some help from its rivals to reach the conference tournament. The Panthers close out the regular season Saturday at Southern Illinois.
McReynolds knocked down seven 3-pointers to lead Panthers’ offense, hitting 8 of 16 shots from the field.
Terrell Miller scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Murray State (14-14, 8-6). Jonathan Stark added 18 points.