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Eastern Kentucky holds on to beat Florida Atlantic 80-73



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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jarelle Reischel had 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals to help Eastern Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic 80-73 on Tuesday night.

Reischel was 9 of 9 from the stripe, including two to seal it with 28 seconds left.

Eastern Kentucky opened the second half on a 12-3 run, with seven points from JaVontae Hawkins, for a 49-38 lead. The spurt was highlighted by Nick Mayo's steal and feed to Hawkins for an alley-oop dunk.

Florida Atlantic rallied to within 68-66 but EKU answered with a 6-0 run, capped by Dujuanta Weaver's athletic tip-in of Reischel's missed 3-pointer. Hawkins made it a seven-point game with a minute left on a putback of his own miss.

Mayo added 18 points for Eastern Kentucky (8-4) and Hawkins finished with 15.

Adonis Filer led Florida Atlantic (2-7) with 16 points and Ronald Delph, a 7-footer from Auburn, added 11 in his first game.

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