Illinois St. 73, Tennessee St. 68

Justin Clark scored a career-high 20 points and Jackie

Carmichael added 11 as Illinois State held off Tennessee State

73-68 Wednesday night.

Clark was 6 of 12 from 3-pointer range and Carmichael collected

seven rebounds for the Redbirds (2-0), who have won 25-straight

against teams from the Ohio Valley.

The Tigers (1-2) had five players score in double figures, led

by Wil Peters and Patrick Miller with 14 each.

Illinois State led 43-26 at halftime and pushed its lead to 22

early in the second half before Tennessee State rallied. The Tigers

shot 54.8 percent after halftime and cut the lead to three twice in

the final 1:11 but couldn’t get any closer.

Kenny Moore added 11 points for Tennessee State while Robert

Covington and Chris Conner each had 10.

All nine players who saw action for the Redbirds scored.