Illinois State vs Missouri State

Illinois St. 68, Missouri St. 60


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - John Wilkins scored 15 points and Illinois State never trailed Wednesday night in defeating Missouri State 68-60.

Tyler Brown and Bryant Allen had 14 points apiece for the Redbirds (10-4, 2-1 Missouri Valley). Jon Ekey had 12 rebounds and Jackie Carmichael grabbed 10 boards as Illinois State held a 44-33 edge on the glass.

Kyle Weems led Missouri State (9-6, 2-1) with 18 points. Jamar Gulley had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.

Illinois State never led by more than 12 in the game, but Missouri State couldn't get any closer than five points after the first few seconds of the second half.

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Illinois State Redbirds
J. Ekey, F322-82-212248
J. Wilkins, F293-77-722315
J. Carmichael, F233-91-210137
N. Moore, G311-54-63616
T. Brown, G295-131-260314
A. Cousin190-20-03000
B. Allen184-83-421314
J. Threloff142-40-05024
J. Hill50-10-00000
Totals 20-5718-2344121968
Missouri State Bears
J. Gulley, F344-117-1091416
K. Weems, F257-170-070418
I. Rhine, C100-00-01010
M. Bizoukas, G381-61-25823
A. Downing, G333-110-04316
K. Pickens292-54-44238
C. Kirk244-61-12039
C. Copeland50-10-00100
N. Scheer20-00-00010
Totals 21-5713-1733151960
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Illinois St.6-014-443
Wichita St.5-115-483
So. Illinois4-211-8152
Missouri St.3-312-7167
Indiana St.1-57-11187
N. Iowa1-56-11204
Other games
MU 70 Final
DUKE 73 Final
Temple 78
EKY 67 Final
K-State 49 Final
Kansas 67
Syracuse 87 Final