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
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
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.