Missouri St. thumps Illinois St. behind Da Silva’s 22 points
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Tulio Da Silva had a season-high 22 points as Missouri State rolled past Illinois State 80-60 on Wednesday night.
Da Silva shot 10 for 13 from the field. He added eight rebounds.
Missouri State totaled 42 points in the first half, a season best for the team.
Keith Fisher III, the Redbirds’ second leading scorer coming into the contest at nine points per game, shot just 1 of 5.
The Bears improve to 2-0 against the Redbirds this season. Missouri State defeated Illinois State 67-63 on Jan. 7. Missouri State plays Southern Illinois on the road on Saturday. Illinois State plays Indiana State at home on Saturday.