Mack Smith scores 31, Eastern Illinois beats Tennessee Tech
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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Mack Smith had a career-high 31 points, Montell Goodwin added 23 and Eastern Illinois made 11 of 17 from 3-point range to beat Tennessee Tech 79-71 on Saturday.
Smith, a freshman, was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 12 of 17 overall from the field. Goodwin made 4 of 5 3-point attempts and 7 of 9 foul shots while grabbing six boards and handing out six assists.
Smith's 3-pointer with 3:21 left in the game capped a 9-3 run and made it 66-53 for the Panthers (8-15, 4-8 Ohio Valley), who ended a four-game skid.
The Golden Eagles (16-9, 8-4) got as close as four on Kajon Mack's 3-pointer that made it 73-69 with 31 seconds left, but Goodwin made all six of his foul shots from there to secure it for Eastern Illinois.
Updated February 3, 2018