Wallace leads Eastern Illinois past UT-Martin 95-83

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace had 22 points as Eastern Illinois beat UT-Martin 95-83 on Thursday night.

George Dixon added 20 points and nine rebounds for Eastern Illinois (10-9, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Mack Smith had 17 points and Shareef Smith added 10.

Eastern Illinois totaled 57 first-half points, a season best for the team.

Parker Stewart and Quintin Dove each scored 27 points for the Skyhawks (5-13, 1-6), who have lost four games in a row. Dove finished with eight rebounds and Stewart had six. Miles Thomas had 13 points and seven rebounds.

Eastern Illinois plays Southeast Missouri at home on Saturday. UT Martin faces Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on the road on Saturday.