daho (13-17, 6-9 Western Athletic Conference) broke out to a 44-30 halftime lead over the Cougars after landing seven 3-pointers in the half.
Senior Killian Larson tied his career-high of 31 points and added 12 rebounds as Grand Canyon beat Chicago State 84-74 in the Antelopes final regular season home game on Saturday night.
Sherman Blanford had 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Eastern Illinois, which had a season-high 61.7 percent shooting, making 29 of 47 field goal attempts. The Panthers limited Chicago State to just 29.4 percent from the field in the first half.
College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Billy Garrett Jr. scored eight points in overtime as DePaul beat Chicago State 77-70 on Sunday, barely continuing their dominance of the Cougars.
Jon Ekey scored 19 points for the second consecutive game to lead Illinois to an easy 77-53 win over Chicago State on Friday.
The Metra board is being asked to approve $800,000 to draw up plans to replace the 95th Street/Chicago State University stop, and $560,000 to renovate the Racine Avenue station on the Electric District’s Blue Island branch.
Officers say the two are responsible for the shooting that killed 17 year-old Tyrone Lawson, a Morgan Park High School student who was preparing to leave Wednesday’s game between his school and Simeon High School.
Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State regained its shooting touch with an 87-44 victory over Chicago State on Saturday, the Buckeyes’ final tuneup before beginning Big Ten play.
Chicago State is joining the Western Athletic Conference as an all-sports member.