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Missouri State 63

(17-10, 7-8 MVC)

Illinois State 67

(15-12, 8-7 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, February 18, 2014

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MOSU 26 3763
    ILST 32 3567

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: J. Gulley 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois State: D. Knight 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Illinois State holds off Missouri State 67-63

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Daishon Knight scored 17 points to lead Illinois State past Missouri State 67-63 Tuesday night.

    Illinois State made just 4 of 19 (21.1 percent) from 3-point range but made 26 of a season-high 36 free throw attempts, while forcing 21 Missouri State turnovers.

    Illinois State (15-12, 8-7 Missouri Valley) improved to 13-1 when leading with 5 minutes to play this season.

    Austin Ruder's 3 with 4:53 to play gave the Bears a 58-56 lead, but MSU would make only one more field goal -- a 3-pointer by Gavin Thurman with 24 seconds to play.

    Illinois State's Reggie Lynch tied the game with a layup 16 seconds later and the Redbirds never trailed again, hitting 10 of 13 free throws in the final 2:37 to seal the win.

    Bobby Hunter scored 14 and Nick Zeisloft added 11 for Illinois State.

    Jarmar Gulley led Missouri State (17-10, 7-8) with 24 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    ILST
    Points 63 67
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 19-42 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 25-35 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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