Redbirds rout Salukis 83-47
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[February 04, 2013]
-- The Illinois State men’s basketball team (13-10, 4-7 MVC) jumped out
to an early lead against Southern Illinois (8-14, 1-10 MVC) on "Retro
Night" and never looked back, running away with an 83-47 victory
Saturday evening on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena. The 36-point
margin of victory was the second-largest this season for the Redbirds
and the fourth-worst loss in Southern Illinois history.
Tyler Brown led all players with 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting and 3
for 5 from 3-point range. Jackie Carmichael recorded his 11th
double-double of the season and the 31st of his career, scoring 15
points and grabbing 11 rebounds. All 12 players dressed saw action,
with 11 scoring, including walk-on freshman Matt Stacho’s first
points of his ISU career.
The Redbirds jumped out to a 7-0 lead
with unanswered points by Johnny Hill, Carmichael and Brown. After
Southern Illinois pulled within five at 10-5, ISU answered with a
10-0 run, capped off by a two-handed dunk by Carmichael, from Kaza
Keane, to put the Redbirds ahead 20-5. However, Southern Illinois
outscored ISU 10-2 to pull within 22-15 at the 8:05 mark.
A 3-pointer by Bryant Allen stopped the streak and pushed ISU
back up by double digits. The trey sparked an 11-0 run over the next
three minutes to increase Illinois State’s advantage to 33-15.
Southern Illinois ended the first half on an 8-4 run to pull within
39-27 at the intermission.
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ISU netted the first four points of the second half to take a
43-27 advantage. Southern Illinois trimmed Illinois State’s lead
back down to 12 with 13 minutes remaining, but the Redbirds went
on a 12-0 streak to pull ahead 64-40 with a jumper by Nick
Zeisloft at the 5:01 mark.
After five straight SIU points, the Redbirds went on a 19-2 run
to close the game, securing their fourth win in the last five games.
Illinois State now begins a two-game road trip, with a game at
Drake on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m., followed by a matchup at Creighton
on Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
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