The 44-point margin was the Redbirds' largest since a 2000 victory of 42 points, also over Chicago State. It was 27-14 when Illinois State scored the next 11 points for the biggest lead of the first half at 38-14. It was 42-21 at halftime.
The Redbirds attempted a school-record 38 3-pointers and made 14. Brown was 6 for 11 in the game, all from 3-point range.