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Panthers' Rally Comes Up Short Against IUPUI
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Leroy Nobles scored 24 points Wednesday night as IUPUI held off Eastern Illinois 69-66.

The Jaguars (2-0) had three players besides Nobles in double figures. Billy Pettiford scored 11, with Robert Glenn and Alex Young each contributing 10.

T.J. Marion's jumper gave Eastern Illinois (1-1) its last lead at 43-41 with 16:26 remaining. IUPUI regained the edge and swelled it to 12 on Nobles' 3-pointer with 9:33 left.

The Panthers chipped away and had a chance to tie, but Tyler Laser's 3-pointer bounced off the rim as time expired.

Laser and Shaun Pratl finished with 14 points each for EIU.

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