Illinois St. 64, Drake 53

Tyler Brown scored a career-high 26 points and Jackie Carmichael

had 18 points and 20 rebounds Wednesday night, leading Illinois

State past Drake 64-53.

Carmichael nearly matched Drake’s rebounding total as the

Redbirds (16-9, 8-6 Missouri Valley) owned a 45-23 advantage on the

boards. Brown made all 12 of his free-throw attempts and Carmichael

was 10 of 12 while the Bulldogs overall were 7 for 13 from the foul

line.

Jeremy Jeffers led Drake with 13 points. Aaron Hawley scored 12

and Rayvonte Rice scored 11 for Drake (13-12, 6-8), which has lost

three straight since beating Wichita State in triple overtime on

Jan. 28.

The Bulldogs never led on Wednesday, but Illinois State never

was ahead by more than 13 and didn’t put the game out of reach

until the final minutes. Drake shot 39 percent while the Redbirds

shot 34 percent.