Illinois State falls at Wichita State
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[January 17, 2013]
-- Jackie Carmichael scored 22 points and Tyler Brown grabbed a
career-high nine rebounds, but Illinois State fell to Wichita State
74-62 Wednesday night at Charles Koch Arena. The Redbirds (9-9, 0-6
Missouri Valley Conference) forced 16 Wichita State turnovers, but the
Shockers (16-2, 5-1 MVC) held Illinois State to 32.8 percent shooting in
Four Redbirds reached double figures: Carmichael, 22; Brown, 14;
Bryant Allen, 11; and John Wilkins, 11. Cleanthony Early led Wichita
State with 16 points.
Wichita State outscored the Redbirds 10-2 to
start the game. However, Illinois State pulled within 15-12 with an
8-3 run, capped by a Carmichael jump shot. But that was as close as
ISU got in the first half, as the Shockers ended the first half on a
7-2 run to take a 31-20 halftime advantage. Carmichael led all
first-half scorers with 12 points.
After ISU and WSU exchanged baskets to start the second half, the
Redbirds went on a 6-0 run to pull within 38-31 with 13:23 to play.
Illinois State held the Shockers without a field goal from 15:49
until 10:57. The jumper by Early that stopped the field goal drought
propelled Wichita State on a 14-4 lead to take a 53-35 advantage at
the 7:53 mark.
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Illinois State put together a final 11-2 push to pull within
66-59 with 1:50 remaining. Allen scored two 3-pointers, Brown
had one 3, and Wilkins netted a jumper during the stretch. That
was as close as the Redbirds got, as ISU fell 74-62.
Illinois State remains on the road for a Sunday night Valley
matchup at Southern Illinois. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., with
the game airing live on ESPNU.
[Text from file received from
Illinois State University]