Illinois St. 72, Wichita St. 57
Osiris Eldridge scored 26 points to lead Illinois State past
Wichita State 72-57 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for
both teams Tuesday night.
Tony Lewis had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Redbirds
(10-2) and Alex Rubin scored 10 points. Illinois State trailed
30-29 at halftime but Eldridge hit four of his six 3-pointers in
the second half to help his team open up a double-digit lead.
Wichita State (11-2) had three players in double figures. Gabe
Blair had 12 points, Clevin Hannah 11 and J.T. Durley 10. The
Shockers never led by more than two points in the game.
Dinma Odiakosa had nine points and eight rebounds for the