Scores

Final

Montana State 56

(5-4, 0-4 away)

Illinois State 62

(6-2, 6-1 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 4, 2010

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MTST 32 2456
    ILST 29 3362

    Top Performers

    Montana St: R. Singleton 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Illinois St: A. Hill 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    John Wilkins-led Illinois State beats Montana State

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- John Wilkins scored 16 points and Illinois State defeated Montana State 62-56 on Saturday night.

    Austin Hill scored 15 and Anthony Cousin 14 for the Redbirds (6-2), who bounced back from an 82-51 home loss to No. 24 UNLV on Wednesday night.

    Montana State (5-4) led for nearly the entire first half, and held a 32-29 advantage at the break. But Illinois State held the Bobcats to five points from the 8:20 mark of the second half until 25 seconds remained in the game. Hill's layup with 4:52 to play put the Redbirds ahead for good at 48-46, and Illinois State later scored 10 straight points to put the game out of reach.

    Danny Piepoli led Montana State with 10 points, including three free throws with 2 seconds remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    ILST
    Points 56 62
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 18-45 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 11

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