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Phil Fayne leads Illinois State over Evansville 58-48

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Phil Fayne scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to help Illinois State pull away and beat Evansville 58-46 on Saturday.

Fayne's layup with 3:51 to play put him over 1,000 points in his career. Milik Yarbrough added 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Illinois State (8-7, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Zach Copeland chipped in with 11 points and Keyshawn Evans added nine points on three 3-pointers.

Marty Hill and Evan Kuhlman scored 14 points apiece to lead Evansville (7-8, 1-1), which shot just 32 percent from the floor and was 7 of 26 (27 percent) from long range.

Evans' 3-pointer with 11 minutes left in the first half gave the Redbirds the lead for good. Kuhlman's 3 pulled the Purple Aces to 35-34 midway through the second half, but the Redbirds answered with a 15-5 run and held a double-digit lead in the last four minutes.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Evansville 7:38
  Matt Hein missed 3-pt. jump shot 7:40
  Offensive rebound by Milik Yarbrough 7:56
  Personal foul on Matt Hein 8:18
  Shooting foul on Marty Hill 8:39
+ 2 Milik Yarbrough made driving layup 8:39
  Personal foul on Jawaun Newton 10:35
  Milik Yarbrough missed jump shot 10:37
+ 2 Evan Kuhlman made jump shot, assist by K.J. Riley 10:54
  Lost ball turnover on Phil Fayne 11:02
+ 1 Evan Kuhlman made 1st of 3 free throws 11:33
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
12T
away team logo Evansville 7-8 192746
home team logo Illinois State 8-7 233558
Team Stats
away team logo Evansville 7-8 69.8 PPG 36.7 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Illinois State 8-7 68.4 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
33
K. Riley 13.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.0 APG 42.5 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