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Illinois State Defeats Evansville 79-78 - Recap

Illinois State got 21 points from Zach Lofton as they ran past Evansville 79-78 on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Illinois State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread.

Illinois State got 16 points from Daishon Knight and another 10 points from Bobby Hunter. Zach Lofton contributed 3 assists, while Reggie Lynch cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Evansville got 22 points from D.J. Balentine in a losing cause and another 16 points from Blake Simmons. D.J. Balentine contributed 8 assists for them, while Egidijus Mockevicius had 18 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 42-40 at the break.

Illinois State had a 37-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.