Zach Lofton scored a career-high 24 points in the loss.
Knight scored a career-high 26 points in the win over rival Bradley.
Paris Lee led Illinois State with 14 points.
The Redbirds are now 6-5 in MVC play.
Illinois State is now 8-3 this season at Redbird Arena.
Fall Conversations: #5 Jamaal Samuel
Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.
Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.
ISU Vs. BU
Photos from the game at Redbird Arena at 3:05 p.m. on February 1, 2014.
2013-14/Sophomore at Illinois State Played in 26 games with one start Ranked second on the team and No. 5 in the Missouri Valley Conference with 0.9 blocks per game Netted four points with four rebounds and three blocks in the loss at Southern Illinois (Mach 1) Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and scored four points in the win over Bradley (Feb. 15) Blocked a career-best four shots and collected six rebounds in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) Netted nine points on 3-for-4 shooting in the loss at Loyola (Feb. 9) Scored a career-high 10 points on a career-best five field goals (5-for-5) in the win over Northern Iowa (Feb. 5) Made his first-career start and scored four points during a career-high 24 minutes in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) Registered the first two blocks of his career in the win over Chicago State (Dec. 4) Scored nine points on 4-for-6 shooting with five rebounds in the loss at No. 14 VCU (Nov. 8).
Prior to Illinois State Helped guide South Plains College to a 22-8 overall record and an 11-5 mark in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) as a freshman in 2012-13 Shot 46.7 percent from the field at South Plains As a high school senior, averaged 16 points and eight rebounds to help the 2011-12 O. Perry Walker team (21-9) reach the New Orleans Class 4A state semifinals for the third time in five seasons In one of his top performances of the year, scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots to guide O. Perry Walker to an upset-win over St. John Bosco of Bellflower, Calif., at the Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Basketball Classic According to ESPN.com, Samuel was in contention for the 2011-12 Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year award Was ranked 42nd among forwards by ESPN in 2011 Also played for the New Orleans Elite AAU Team.
Personal Born February 18, 1993 Son of Leon Samuel and Lorraine Henry Major: Undeclared