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Copeland propels Illinois State past Little Rock 75-70

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Zach Copeland sank three 3-pointers and scored 19 points as Illinois State held off Arkansas-Little Rock 75-70 on Sunday.

Dedric Boyd had 14 points off the bench, hitting 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, for the Redbirds. Illinois State is 2-0 for the first time in seven years. Rey Idowu and Jaycee Hillsman pitched in with 12 points apiece.

Markquis Nowell had 28 points for the Trojans (1-1), hitting 10 of 21 shots with four 3-pointers. Ruot Monyyong, Kris Bankston and Ben Coupet Jr. each scored 10. Coupet topped UALR with seven rebounds.

The two schools were playing for the first time in eight years.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Ruot Monyyong made dunk 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Ruot Monyyong 3.0
  Markquis Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 1 Jaycee Hillsman made 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
+ 1 Jaycee Hillsman made 1st of 2 free throws 12.0
  Personal foul on Markquis Nowell 12.0
+ 1 Markquis Nowell made 2nd of 2 free throws 15.0
+ 1 Markquis Nowell made 1st of 2 free throws 15.0
  Shooting foul on Rey Idowu 15.0
+ 1 Jaycee Hillsman made 2nd of 2 free throws 32.0
+ 1 Jaycee Hillsman made 1st of 2 free throws 32.0
Team Stats
Points 70 75
Field Goals 27-53 (50.9%) 24-51 (47.1%)
3-Pointers 6-19 (31.6%) 10-24 (41.7%)
Free Throws 10-12 (83.3%) 17-24 (70.8%)
Total Rebounds 28 29
Offensive 4 8
Defensive 20 17
Team 4 4
Assists 13 14
Steals 9 4
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 15 15
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 1 0
28 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
19 PTS, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Little Rock 1-1 264470
home team logo Illinois State 2-0 304575
Team Stats
away team logo Little Rock 1-1 68.5 PPG 33 RPG 15.0 APG
home team logo Illinois State 2-0 77.0 PPG 35.5 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
1
M. Nowell G 20.0 PPG 2.0 RPG 6.0 APG 43.8 FG%
2
Z. Copeland G 19.5 PPG 3.0 RPG 4.5 APG 56.0 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Nowell G 28 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
Z. Copeland G 19 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
50.9 FG% 47.1
31.6 3PT FG% 41.7
83.3 FT% 70.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Nowell 28 2 4 10/21 4/10 4/5 2 40 4 0 4 1 1
B. Coupet Jr. 10 7 3 3/4 2/3 2/2 5 37 1 0 3 0 7
K. Bankston 10 4 1 5/6 0/0 0/0 1 20 0 2 1 0 4
R. Monyyong 10 2 1 5/8 0/3 0/0 4 29 1 0 1 1 1
I. Palermo 2 2 2 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 19 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Nowell 28 2 4 10/21 4/10 4/5 2 40 4 0 4 1 1
B. Coupet Jr. 10 7 3 3/4 2/3 2/2 5 37 1 0 3 0 7
K. Bankston 10 4 1 5/6 0/0 0/0 1 20 0 2 1 0 4
R. Monyyong 10 2 1 5/8 0/3 0/0 4 29 1 0 1 1 1
I. Palermo 2 2 2 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 19 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Johnson 6 5 0 1/4 0/0 4/5 3 25 1 2 1 2 3
J. Lottie 2 2 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 18 0 0 2 0 2
A. Evans 2 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 12 1 0 1 0 0
S. Dunkum - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Pippins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Besovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Curtis II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Wyatt Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Maric - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Stulic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lukic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Agudah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 24 13 27/53 6/19 10/12 20 200 9 4 15 4 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Copeland 19 0 4 6/9 3/6 4/4 2 33 2 0 3 0 0
J. Hillsman 12 2 1 2/5 2/5 6/6 4 25 1 1 3 1 1
R. Idowu 12 6 1 4/5 0/0 4/6 5 27 0 0 1 1 5
R. Torres 7 4 6 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 31 0 0 0 1 3
K. Fisher III 4 4 0 2/5 0/2 0/4 1 31 0 1 4 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Copeland 19 0 4 6/9 3/6 4/4 2 33 2 0 3 0 0
J. Hillsman 12 2 1 2/5 2/5 6/6 4 25 1 1 3 1 1
R. Idowu 12 6 1 4/5 0/0 4/6 5 27 0 0 1 1 5
R. Torres 7 4 6 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 31 0 0 0 1 3
K. Fisher III 4 4 0 2/5 0/2 0/4 1 31 0 1 4 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Boyd 14 2 2 4/11 4/6 2/2 1 20 0 0 1 0 2
A. Reeves 3 0 0 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 13 1 1 1 0 0
T. Bruninga 2 1 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
A. Ndiaye 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 7 0 0 1 3 0
L. Donnelly 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
D. Horne 0 3 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 3
M. Chastain - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Sissoko - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Beard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 25 14 24/51 10/24 17/24 16 200 4 4 15 8 17