Deonte Hawkins scored 11 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, and Illinois State held off a late run by Loyola of Chicago to win 48-45 on Saturday.
Make that four straight in Texas for North Dakota State.
Paris Lee converted a four-point play to spark a 12-3 run in the final minute, pushing Illinois State past DePaul 78-72 on Sunday night.
Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.
This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.
hristian Thomas and Joe Crisman both scored 17 points to pace Loyola of Chicago over Illinois State 79-69 on Sunday.
Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.
Illinois State University was placed on lockdown for about an hour after reports of a man with a weapon.
Tyler Brown scored 16 points and Jackie Carmichael had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Illinois State recorded its most lopsided victory ever over Southern Illinois, 83-47 on Saturday.
Justin Gant had 18 points and 11 rebounds Sunday and Indiana State defeated Illinois State 77-75 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Illinois State fell hard to Stanford in the NIT Monday night, in what Stanford’s Aaron Bright thought was one of the craziest games in which he has been involved.
The Redbirds (15-9, 7-6 Missouri Valley) never trailed, raced to a 43-21 halftime lead and didn’t let up, beginning the second half with a 9-0 run.
The Big Ten is growing. And it has the IHSA scrambling as a result.
The Northwestern Wildcats might see some familiar faces Saturday when they host Illinois State in their home opener. “They got Big Ten talent,” NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald said after practice Wednesday. “They got (nine) Big […]