Austin Peay vs Illinois State Wrap - Illinois State Wins 83-57

Austin Peay vs Illinois State Wrap - Illinois State Wins 83-57

The battle between Illinois State and Austin Peay didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Austin Peay was handed an 83-57 defeat on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

Illinois State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 25-point spread as favorites.

Jackie Carmichael had 18 points for Illinois State and Tyler Brown chipped in with 16 points. Johnny Hill had 6 assists for them, while Jackie Carmichael was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Austin Peay got 20 points from Anthony Campbell in a losing cause and another 8 points from Jeremy Purvis. Chris Horton contributed 5 assists for them, while Chris Horton had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 44-28 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Illinois State as they grabbed 40 boards, while Austin Peay only had 31.