Missouri State vs Illinois State

Illinois State holds off Missouri State 67-63


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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Daishon Knight scored 17 points to lead Illinois State past Missouri State 67-63 Tuesday night.

Illinois State made just 4 of 19 (21.1 percent) from 3-point range but made 26 of a season-high 36 free throw attempts, while forcing 21 Missouri State turnovers.

Illinois State (15-12, 8-7 Missouri Valley) improved to 13-1 when leading with 5 minutes to play this season.

Austin Ruder's 3 with 4:53 to play gave the Bears a 58-56 lead, but MSU would make only one more field goal - a 3-pointer by Gavin Thurman with 24 seconds to play.

Illinois State's Reggie Lynch tied the game with a layup 16 seconds later and the Redbirds never trailed again, hitting 10 of 13 free throws in the final 2:37 to seal the win.

Bobby Hunter scored 14 and Nick Zeisloft added 11 for Illinois State.

Jarmar Gulley led Missouri State (17-10, 7-8) with 24 points.

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