NCAAB Game Recap - Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:00 PM EST

SoMis
65
TxTch
71
F
(N/A)
72
Morg
96
F
Del
86
DelSt
78
F
Maris
64
Rider
74
F
Kent
68
UCIrv
74
F
NIU
50
Pitt
59
F
Mercer
72
UNCW
63
F
Valpa
57
Charl
67
F
Marsh
89
MorSt
62
F
ChaSo
60
JMU
81
F
(N/A)
67
JackSt
113
F
E IL
85
W IL
47
F
Alc
57
Tul
68
F
MTSt
65
NDSt
79
F
KennSt
38
Murr
74
F
Evans
59
JacSt
85
F
NCAT
54
UTEP
72
F
UCSB
74
IdaSt
68
F(OT)
LoyMa
65
UCDav
67
F
FlaAM
60
Portl
66
F

Dec 16, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Eastern Illinois (7-4)

40

45

85

Western Illinois (2-7)

27

20

47

Axe to grind, E. Illinois crushes rival W. Illinois 85-47
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:00 PM

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) JaQualis Matlock scored 14 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks and Eastern Illinois dumped Western Illinois 85-47 on Monday night.

EIU head coach Jay Spoonhour won his 100th game at EIU to become the sixth Panthers head coach to reach the century mark.

The win was the largest margin of victory in the 164 games played between the two teams in the battle for the Old Railsplitter Axe. Eastern Illinois leads the series 83-81.

Matlock made 6-of-7 shots, Josiah Wallace scored 13 and Jordan Skipper-Brown 10. Marvin Johnson, Kashawn Charles and Braxton Shaw each tallied nine points and all 10 Panthers that played scored.

Ben Pyle's 3-pointer with 7:47 before halftime brought Western Illinois within 24-20. But Matlock scored nine points before the half ended and Eastern Illinois (7-4) outscored the Leathernecks 16-7 for a 40-27 halftime lead.

Pyle led Western Illinois (2-7) with 14 points. The Leathernecks were 16-of-55 (29%) shooting and 4 of 22 (18%) from 3-point range.

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Leaders

Eastern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Matlock 14 0 3 8 3 2
J. Wallace 13 0 1 6 0 0
Western Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Allen 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Hallee 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

E IL W IL
Points For 85 47
Field Goals 31/64-48% 16/55-29%
Three Pointers 8/24-33% 4/22-18%
Free Throws 15/17-88% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 32 24
Rebounds 45 36
Blocks 5 1
Steals 13 2
Turnovers 9 19
Personal Fouls 14 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - E IL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Dec 16 E IL 85 @ W IL 47 D. Duffus 2 A. Jones 2

Game Information

Stadium: Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois
Attendance: 347
Game Time: