Western Illinois snaps four-game losing streak
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — C.J. Duff had season highs of five 3-pointers and 17 points, Brandon Gilbeck posted a double-double and added six blocks to his nation-leading total and Western Illinois rolled past Chicago State 81-52 on Thursday.
Duff made 5 of 7 from the arc with the Leathernecks (5-8) shooting 42 percent (10 of 24) from distance and 51 percent overall in snapping a four-game losing streak.
Travon Bell scored 13 points and was the only double-figure scorer for the Cougars (3-11), who shot 35 percent and were only 5 of 17 on 3-pointers.
Duff scored 14 points in the first half that ended with Western Illinois ahead 41-17. The lead reached 39 points in the second half.