Daishon Knight led five Redbirds in double figures with 17 points and added five assists and rebounds.
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.
Redbirds drop conference road game
WJBC Redbird Recap:Missouri State vs. ISU
Fall Conversations: #1 Paris Lee
Illinois State Vs. Indiana State
Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.
ISU Vs. BU
Illinois State vs. No. 4 Wichita State
Prior to Illinois State Averaged 10.4 points and 5.0 assists as a senior at Proviso East High School Helped the Pirates (29-4) advance to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 4A semifinals, where Proviso fell to eventual state-champion Chicago Simeon As a junior, guided the Pirates to a second-place finish at the state tournament Played for the prestigious Mac Irvin Fire AAU program Competed in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Annual 3A/4A All-Star Game during the summer of 2013.
Personal Born April 20, 1995 Son of Anthony and Kimala Franklin Has two siblings Major: Mass Media - Television Production