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Illinois State beats Div. II Lindenwood University 79-62

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Zach Copeland scored 15 points and Illinois State beat Division-II Lindenwood University 79-62 on Saturday.

Copeland was 6 of 9 from the field including three from distance for the Redbirds (4-2). Josh Jefferson added 14 points and Phil Fayne had 13 points and seven boards.

Illinois State shot 54 percent from the field compared to 35 percent for Lindenwood and had a 39-33 rebounding edge.

Copeland drained two 3-pointers and Jefferson hit another as part of a 17-8 start for the Redbirds and they led all the way to a 36-22 advantage at the break.

Illinois State extended its lead to 49-27 on a hail of 3-pointers by William Tinsley and Milik Yarbrough early in the second half and to 55-30 on another Tinsley 3 before Lindenwood had a chance to close to 67-53 with 4:01 left.

Chris King scored 14 points for the Lions. Chandler Diekvoss led with nine rebounds in addition to his 11 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo Lindenwood PPG RPG APG
home team logo Illinois State 5-2 68.4 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
52
M. Yarbrough 16.7 PPG 6.9 RPG 3.1 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB