NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Jackie Carmichael hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a wild finish and give Illinois State a 75-73 victory over Evansville on Saturday.
The last minute of the game featured five lead changes before Carmichael’s shot gave the Redbirds (11-4, 3-1 Missouri Valley) the win. Illinois State got baskets from Tyler Brown with 41 seconds left and Nic Moore with 7 seconds remaining, but Evansville (7-7, 2-2) countered with a 3-pointer by Colt Ryan at the 18-second mark and Lewis Jones hit both ends of a one-and-one free-throw situation with 2.8 seconds remaining in the frantic finish.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Heavy Lake Effect Snow To Continue Through Early Afternoon, With 4-7 Inches Already Fallen
Carmichael had 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for the Redbirds. Brown added 16 points, with 15 coming in the second half.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Flight Cancellations At Chicago Airports Amid Heavy Lake Effect Snow
Ryan scored 25 points to lead the Purple Aces, who shot 56 percent from the field. Denver Holmes added 18 points and Troy Taylor had eight assists and five steals.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
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