Givance lifts Evansville past Eastern Illinois 70-54

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Shamar Givance had a career-high 26 points as Evansville ended a four-game skid, beating Eastern Illinois 70-54 on Sunday.

Givance made 10 of 13 shots, including three 3-pointers. He added five rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Jawaun Newton had 13 points, 12 rebounds — his second-straight double-double — along with four blocks for Evansville (3-6). Blaise Beauchamp added 12 points. Antoine Smith Jr. had 10 points.

Sammy Friday IV had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (1-6). Kejuan Clements added 11 points. Kashawn Charles had 10 points.


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