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.
Redbirds drop conference road game
The Redbird Arena crowd of 9,510 was the largest since 2010.
Zach Lofton's three-pointer with 1:08 left in overtime proved to be the difference.
Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.
Illinois State vs. No. 4 Wichita State
Illinois State men's basketball
Photos from Illinois State's men's basketball game versus Loyola at Redbird Arena.
The Redbirds took on the Salukis Sunday afternoon in Redbird Arena.
2013-14/Junior at Illinois State Played in 23 games with 13 starts Was forced to miss 11 games after breaking his right foot at Indiana State (Jan. 25) Shot 50 percent from the field (50-for-100) while averaging 5.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, including 1.5 offensive boards per contest Matched a career-high with 12 points plus four rebounds in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) quarterfinal win over Texas A&M (March 24) Played in his first game since breaking his foot, scoring six points with four rebounds in the CBI first-round win over Morehead State (March 19) Broke his right foot in the loss at Indiana State (Jan. 25) Scored seven points with five rebounds in the loss to No. 4 Wichita State (Jan. 22) Netted five points with five rebounds in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) Tallied two dunks and finished with six points in the win over Evansville (Jan. 15) Went 5-for-7 from the field to finish with 10 points while matching a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) Scored six points and collected five rebounds in the loss at No. 6 Wichita State (Jan. 8) Netted seven points on 3-for-4 shooting in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) Earned career-highs in blocks (3) and steals (3), plus scored nine points, in the win over DePaul (Dec. 22) Blocked two shots, plus scored five points in the win over Tennessee State (Dec. 19) Netted 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting, plus grabbed six rebounds in the loss to Vermont (Nov. 27) Scored 11 points and made 3-of-4 free throws, plus collected five rebounds in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17) Netted a career-high 12 points in ISU's loss to Drexel (Nov. 12) Matched a team-high with seven rebounds in the loss at No. 14 VCU (Nov. 8) His five offensive boards tied a single-game record for offensive rebounds in an ISU debut Recipient of the Doug Collins Endowed Scholarship.
2012-13/Sophomore at Illinois State Practiced and traveled with the team, but did not play to preserve a season of eligibility. Jones has two years of eligibility remaining.
2011-12/Freshman at Illinois State Practiced with the team, but was not allowed to travel or play in games per NCAA initial eligibility ruling.
Prior to Illinois State Averaged 12.5 points and 11 rebounds per game at The Howe School Howe posted a 16-6 record and earned its first sectional win since 1960, before falling in the sectional final Also qualified for the state track and field championship meet in both the shot put and the discus Placed second in the state in the shot put and fourth in the discus Finished ranked No. 24 nationally in the shot put At Garrison Secondary, was the top player on the basketball team Represented Barbados at the Under-19 level Also represented Barbados on three occasions at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games, winning bronze and silver medals in the javelin, shot put and the discus.
Personal Born August 12, 1992 Has three siblings, including a sister, Akela, who won three NAIA National Championship track and field titles for Oklahoma Baptist, including: Long jump, high jump and 100-meter hurdles Major: Agribusiness