Illinois St. 75, Bethune-Cookman 51

Jackie Carmichael had 21 points and Illinois State defeated

Bethune-Cookman 75-51 on Sunday.

Jon Ekey and Tyler Brown scored 14 points apiece for the

Redbirds (4-2), and Nic Moore added 10 points. Illinois State shot

64 percent from the field in the game – a record for the home team

at Redbird Arena – and was 59 percent (10 of 17) from 3-point

range. Brown made all four of his shots from behind the arc.

Illinois State finished the first half on a 25-5 run for a 36-20

lead at the break.

Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman (2-4) with 12 points. The

Wildcats shot 40 percent from the field, and gathered only 18

rebounds compared to 31 for Illinois State.