Normal, IL (Sports Network) - Jackie Carmichael recorded a double-double with
15 points and 11 rebounds for the Illinois State Redbirds who earned a
convincing 83-47 Missouri Valley Conference win over the Southern Illinois
Salukis at the Redbird Arena.
Carmichael was 5-of-10 from the field with two blocks while Tyler Brown lead
the Redbirds (13-10, 4-7 MVC) in scoring with 16 points off 5-of-9 shooting
from the field and 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Illinois State has won
four of its last five after a six-game losing streak.
For the Salukis (8-14, 1-10), Desmar Jackson led the team with 14 points but
shot just 6-of-18 from the field. Anthony Beane Jr. added 10 points while Jeff
Early was the squad's top rebounder with 11. Southern Illinois has lost six in
After holding the Salukis 35.7 percent shooting from the field in the first
half, Illinois State led 39-27 at the break.
In the second half the Redbirds shot 50.0 percent from the field and outscored
Southern Illinois 44-20.
The Salukis shot just 30.5 percent from the field and had 13 turnovers which
led to 19 points for the Redbirds.
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