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Yarbrough scores 27, Illinois State defeats Evansville 78-70

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Milik Yarbrough scored 27 points and Illinois State held Evansville to three points in the final two minutes for a 78-70 victory on Saturday.

Matt Chastain scored 13 points for the Redbirds (11-8, 4-2 Missouri Valley), Zach Copeland had seven assists and Yarbrough collected eight rebounds.

Evansville (9-10, 3-3) fell to 8-3 at home. K.J. Riley scored 19 points with six assists and John Hall had 18 points with 11 rebounds.

After two free throws by Riley cut the Illinois State lead to 71-67, the Purple Aces went on to miss five 3-pointers and their only points were three free throws by Shea Freehan with 48 seconds remaining. Illinois State, which has won eight straight in the series, made 7-of-10 free throws to close out the victory. The game's last field goal was a 3-pointer by Evansville's John Hall with 2:36 to go.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Shooting foul on Zach Copeland 13:42
  Personal foul on Marty Hill 14:34
  Personal foul on K.J. Riley 15:14
  Offensive foul on Evan Kuhlman 15:27
  Offensive foul on Rey Idowu 15:45
  Shooting foul on Marty Hill 17:41
  Shooting foul on Phil Fayne 18:01
  Personal foul on Keyshawn Evans 18:16
  Shooting foul on Matt Chastain 19:11
  Personal foul on Marty Hill 1:49
  Shooting foul on Rey Idowu 2:03
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 Illinois State 11-8 354378
home team logo Evansville 9-10 304070
Team Stats
away team logo Illinois State 11-8 68.4 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo Evansville 9-10 69.8 PPG 36.7 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
52
M. Yarbrough 16.7 PPG 6.9 RPG 3.1 APG 46.1 FG%
33
K. Riley 13.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.0 APG 42.5 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