Illinois St. 79, Oakland 75
Jackie Carmichael had 25 points and 19 rebounds Saturday and
Illinois State defeated Oakland 79-75.
Carmichael’s basket with 17 seconds remaining gave Illinois
State a 77-75 lead. He made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds to
play to complete the scoring.
The Redbirds (17-11) of the Missouri Valley Conference trailed
26-14 before rallying in a game that was part of the BracketBusters
event. Jon Ekey had 19 points and eight rebounds and John Wilkins
had 12 points for ISU. Carmichael had 19 of his 25 points in the
Reggie Hamilton led the Golden Grizzlies (15-14) of the Summit
League with 34 points, including six 3-pointers, and eight assists.
Travis Bader had 18 points, but only two after halftime, for