Illinois St. 71, Morehead St. 62

Osiris Eldridge had 26 points and nine rebounds to lead Illinois

State to a 71-62 victory over Morehead State on Saturday.

Dinma Odiakosa had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Redbirds

(20-8) in the BracketBusters game. Alex Rubin had 15 points and

Justin Clark 10 for Illinois State, a member of the Missouri Valley

Conference that reached the 20-victory mark for the third straight

season.

Eldridge scored 18 of his points in the first half.

Kenneth Faried had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Morehead

State (19-9). The Ohio Valley Conference school trailed 34-30 at

halftime. Steve Peterson and Demonte Harper each scored 11 points

for the Eagles.