Scores

Final

Norfolk State 36

(7-5, 2-0 MEAC)

Illinois State 68

(7-3, 5-1 home)

    5:05 PM ET, December 18, 2011

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    NORF 18 1836
    ILST 28 4068

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: C. McEachin 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Illinois St: J. Carmichael 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Illinois St. 68, Norfolk St. 36

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Jackie Carmichael was 14 for 14 from the free-throw line and finished with 20 points as Illinois State defeated Norfolk State 68-36 on Sunday.

    Jordan Threloff added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Redbirds (7-3), who shot 36 percent from the field but hit 25 of 30 shots from the foul line.

    Chris McEachin led Norfolk State (7-5) with 10 points. The Spartans shot just 22 percent from the field, were outrebounded 46-32 and committed 21 turnovers.

    Norfolk State was still within 37-27 with 13:14 left in the game when Illinois State scored 17 unanswered points. Tyler Brown started the run with a 3-pointer, Threloff added six points during the burst and Zeke Upshaw finished it off with a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to put the Redbirds on top 54-27 with 7:46 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    ILST
    Points 36 68
    FG Made-Attempted 10-46 (.217) 19-53 (.358)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 5-25 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 25-30 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 32

    2011-12 Season

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