IUPUI 69, E. Illinois 66

Published Nov. 19, 2009 3:58 a.m. EST

Leroy Nobles scored 24 points Wednesday night as IUPUI held off Eastern Illinois 69-66. The Jaguars (2-0) had three players besides Nobles in double figures. Billy Pettiford scored 11, with Robert Glenn and Alex Young each contributing 10. T.J. Marion's jumper gave Eastern Illinois (1-1) its last lead at 43-41 with 16:26 remaining. IUPUI regained the edge and swelled it to 12 on Nobles' 3-pointer with 9:33 left. The Panthers (1-1) chipped away and had a chance to tie, but Tyler Laser's 3-pointer bounced off the rim as time expired. Laser and Shaun Pratl finished with 14 points each for EIU.