Illinois State vs Louisville Wrap - Louisville Wins 69-66

Louisville grabbed a 69-66 win over Illinois State on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Russ Smith at KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 12-point spread.

Louisville got 20 points from Peyton Siva and another 15 points from Chane Behanan. Peyton Siva contributed 4 assists, while Chane Behanan cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Illinois State got a 25-point performance from Tyler Brown, who was supported by 20 points from Jackie Carmichael. Johnny Hill had 6 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Jackie Carmichael grabbed 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 33-25 at the break.

Louisville had a 33-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.