Illinois St. 92, SIU-Edwardsville 64

Jackie Carmichael and Blake Mishler each scored 18 points and

Illinois State cruised past SIU-Edwardsville 92-64 Sunday.

Trey Blue added 14 points and Tony Lewis had 10 for the

Redbirds, who had their highest point total in a season opener

since 1997.

Corey Wickware scored 25 points to lead the Cougars (0-2), and

Cornelius Chatt added 12.

Illinois State, which never trailed, took a 14-2 lead 3 1/2

minutes into the game and led 46-33 at halftime. The Redbirds

extended their lead as high as 33 in the second half, when they

shot 57.7 percent, and had 10 players score.

Mishler’s point total was a career high, and Illinois State

improved to 6-0 all-time against Edwardsville.