Scores

Final

Illinois State 78

(6-3, 1-1 away)

Morehead State 73

(4-6, 2-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2011

    Ellis T. Johnson Arena, Morehead, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    ILST 34 4478
    MORE 26 4773

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: J. Carmichael 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Morehead St: M. Holden 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Illinois St. 78, Morehead St. 73

    Associated Press

    MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jackie Carmichael scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Illinois State over Morehead State 78-73 on Wednesday night.

    Jon Ekey added 17 points, Tyler Brown 13 and Nic Moore and John Wilkins chipped in 10 each for the Redbirds (6-3).

    Illinois State shot 58.5 percent from the field (24 of 41), and didn't fare much worse from long. The Redbirds made 54.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc (12 of 22), including 5 of 8 from Ekey.

    The Redbirds, who led 34-26 at halftime, have won all six of those by 60-plus, while losing the three when they have not reached the 60-piont mark.

    Marsell Holden scored 21 points to lead Morehead State, which snapped a six-game home winning streak. Ty Proffitt chipped in 18 points and Drew Kelly 11 for the Eagles.

    Morehead State (4-6) turned it over 15 times, leading to 22 points for Illinois State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    MORE
    Points 78 73
    FG Made-Attempted 24-41 (.585) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 14-16 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 3

    2011-12 Season

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