The win also marks the first time in program history that the Redbirds topped a BIG EAST, Big Ten and SEC opponent in the same season.
ISU will host Texas A&M Monday, March 24, in the quarterfinals of the CBI.
Zach Lofton scored a career-high 25 points for Illinois State.
Illinois State went 8-1 at home Valley games this year.
Daishon Knight led five Redbirds in double figures with 17 points and added five assists and rebounds.
WJBC Redbird Recap:Missouri State vs. ISU
WJBC Redbird Recap - ISU vs. Dayton
Quarterfinal round of the CBI Tournament at Redbird Arena on March 24, 2014.
Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.
Illinois State Vs. Indiana State
Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.
2013-14/Redshirt Junior at Illinois State Served as a team captain Ranked second on the team and No. 8 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 48.2 percent field goal average Led the Redbirds and tied for No. 6 in the league with 1.5 steals per game Ranked third on the team with 10.5 points per contest Averaged a team-best 2.4 assists per game while playing in all 34 contests with 29 starts Netted 16 points with five rebounds and two steals in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) first-round win over Morehead State (March 19) Scored 14 points on 6-for-6 free-throw shooting in the win over Missouri State (Feb. 18) Scored 10 points with a game-high five assists in the win over Bradley (Feb. 15) Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and matched a career-best six field goals in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) Led four Redbirds in double-figures with 17 points in the win over Northern Iowa (Feb. 5) Scored a career-high 19 points on 4-for-6 shooting in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) Tallied a career-best six field goals for 13 points in the loss at Indiana State (Jan. 25) Matched a career-high with six assists plus 13 points and five rebounds in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) Was one of four Redbirds to reach double-figures with 10 points in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) Led Illinois State with 11 points in the loss at No. 6 Wichita State (Jan. 8) Netted 15 points with a 7-for-7 free throw effort in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) Scored 16 points, with a career-best five steals in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) Netted 15 points on 4-for-8 shooting in the win at San Francisco (Nov. 30) Led five Redbirds in double-figures with a 14-point effort on 4-for-8 shooting in the loss to Drexel (Nov. 12).
Prior to Illinois State Finished 2012-13 as the second-leading scorer among Division I junior college players, with 25.2 points averaged per game as a sophomore at Santa Fe College Was Santa Fe's first-ever NJCAA First Team All-America selection Also earned First Team All-America accolades as a freshman at NAIA Division II Oregon Tech, where he guided the Owls to a national championship while averaging 20.2 points per game Redshirted during the 2010-11 season at Oregon Tech Netted double figures in 31 out of 32 games with Santa Fe, scoring a career-high 40 points against TAAG Academy His 275 free throws made and 354 free throws attempted set a Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) mark Shot 47.3 percent from the field, 77.7 percent from the free throw line and 37 percent from the three point line at Santa Fe Averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and had 76 steals Was named the Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) Player of the Year, a First Team All-FCSAA honoree and a First Team All-MFC selection Also earned numerous prep accolades while playing at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.
Personal Born March 23, 1992 Son of Jimmy and Ethel Johnson Has two siblings Major: University Studies