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Eastern Illinois Falls to Austin Peay

Friday, 15 February 2013

The Men's basketball team took on the Governors on Valentine's Day, hoping for a sweet result. 

Despite this, Austin Peay jumped out to an early lead and led by as much as 22 in the second half. 

After cutting the lead to 16, the Panthers then used a 10-0 run fueled by a pair of buckets by both Josh Piper and Morris Woods to close the gap to 61-55 with 1:05 left. 

The Governors made key free throws down the stretch, however, and went on to win 71-64.

The loss dropped Eastern to 7-19 on the season and 4-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Panthers will host the OVC West-leading Murray State Racers on Saturday night in Lantz Arena. 

Tip-off is at 6 p.m. and you can catch the action on WEIU TV or Hit Mix 88.9 FM.

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