The Redbirds used a 19-4 first-half run
to take control of the game early. Guidry scored 10 of his 15
first-half points during the run, while the Rivermen missed 13
straight field goals and coughed up eight turnovers. Guidry opened
the game by hitting his first six shots, and he finished 6-for-7 in
the first frame.
In the second
half, the Redbirds led by as many as 31 points thanks to a 9-1 run
in which Ronnie Carlwell tossed in four points, including a fast
break dunk. Junior college transfer Lorenzo Gordon finished with 17
points, while Greg Dilligard tossed in 16 to round out the Redbirds'
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The Rivermen had three players in
double figures, led by Joey Paul with 19 points. Jonathan Griffin
and Aaron Green tossed in 15 and 14 points respectively.
The game was ISU's lone public
exhibition this season. The Redbirds will travel to Ball State this
Saturday for a private head-to-head scrimmage and practice session
against the Cardinals before opening the season on Nov. 14 against
Penn State in the first round of the BCA Classic at Milwaukee, Wis.
assistant athletics director, media relations,