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Evansville vs Illinois State Wrap - Illinois State Wins 67-62

Illinois State got 24 points and 14 rebounds from Jackie Carmichael en route to a 67-62 victory over Evansville on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

Bettors who backed Illinois State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7.

Illinois State got 23 points from Tyler Brown and another 5 points from Kaza Keane. Tyler Brown contributed 2 assists, while Jackie Carmichael cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Evansville got 18 points from Ned Cox in a losing cause and another 17 points from Colt Ryan. Troy Taylor contributed 6 assists for them, while Troy Taylor had 7 rebounds.

Illinois State hit the break leading 31-22 before taking care of business in the second half.

Illinois State had a 36-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.