Scores

Final

Missouri State 56

(8-10, 1-6 MVC)

Illinois State 68

(16-2, 5-2 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, January 18, 2009

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MOSU 24 3256
    ILST 29 3968

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: C. Cooks 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Illinois State: E. Holloway 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois St. 68, Missouri St. 56

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Emmanuel Holloway and Lloyd Phillips each had 15 points and five assists apiece to lead Illinois State in a 68-56 victory over Missouri State Sunday.

    The Redbirds had two other players in the double digits. Brandon Sampay came off the bench and added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Champ Oguchi chipped in 11 points for Illinois State (16-2, 5-2 Missouri Valley).

    The Bears (8-10, 1-6) reached a 9-5 lead, but the Redbirds responded with a 10-0 run, including six points by Oguchi to take a 15-9 lead at 13:25.

    Illinois State led 29-24 at the half.

    The Redbirds started the second half with a 9-2 run and held a 38-26 lead until 15:43. With 7:32 remaining, the Bears closed to within seven points 48-41, but didn't get any closer.

    Chris Cooks had a game-high 20 points and five rebounds and Kyle Weems came off the bench and added 12 points and eight rebounds for Missouri State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    ILST
    Points 56 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-62 (.355) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 18-30 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

    2008-09 Season

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    Dec 28, 2008 ILST 72, @MOSU 69Recap
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