Curtis leads SIU-Edwardsville past Eastern Illinois 87-74

NCAA

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP)Carlos Curtis had 18 points to lead five Southern Illinois-Edwardsville players in double figures as the Cougars defeated Eastern Illinois 87-74 on Tuesday night.

Mike Adewunmi added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars. Sidney Wilson and Cam Williams scored 13 points apiece and Shamar Wright had 12.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (5-5, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 52 second-half points, a season high for the team.

Marvin Johnson scored a career-high 28 points and had six rebounds for the Panthers (5-11, 2-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Josiah Wallace added 20 points. Deang Deang had 11 points.

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