EIU hangs on to beat SEMO for fourth straight win

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CHARLESTON (WCIA) — Eastern Illinois won its fourth straight game and stayed unbeaten at Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon, taking down Southeast Missouri State 61-59.

The Panthers (11-9, 4-4 OVC) had a 10-point lead with 13:08 to play before the Redhawks made a late run to tie the game at 57. Mack Smith finished strong, scoring a team high 19 points, while George Dixon posted his seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Josiah Wallace added 11 points.

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