Bobby Hunter, Paris Lee and Nick Zeisloft all contributed career-high efforts in the win.
Tony Wills scores two free throws in the final five seconds to secure Redbird win.
Bobby Hunter led five Redbirds in double figures with 14 points against the Dragons.
Zach Lofton scored 12 points to lead Illinois State in a 96-58 season-opening loss at No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth Friday night. Nine Redbirds made their NCAA Division I debuts in the opener at VCU's Siegel Center.
Four Redbirds scored in double figures in the 84-65 win over the Hawks.
Redbirds hosting Dayton (Redbird Arena)
Illinois State Vs. Chicago State on Dec. 4, 2013.
Redbirds took on Quincy in the men's exhibition game.
The ISU men's basketball team held its first practice of 2013-14, Sept. 30, on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena.
2013-14/Junior at Illinois State 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