Eastern Illinois edges Maine 85-80 in overtime



CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Jeremy Granger scored all nine Eastern Illinois points in overtime as the Panthers beat Maine 85-80 on Wednesday night.

Alfonzo McKinnie had 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois (4-2). Joey Miller added 19 points, Granger finished with 14 and L.C. Doss had 12.

The Black Bears (2-2) got 26 points from Gerald McLemore, who hit five 3-pointers and scored seven points in the final 22 seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Justin Edwards added 14 points, Raheem Singleton 13 and Andrew Rogers 11.

McLemore hit a 3-pointer to cut the Panthers’ lead to 74-72 with 22 seconds left in regulation. After Miller sank two free throws, McLemore was fouled as he made a 3-pointer. The subsequent free throw forced overtime.

Maine committed 26 fouls and had two players foul out, allowing Eastern Illinois to make 26 of 35 free throws. The Black Bears were just 4-for-4 from the line.