Bobby Hunter, Paris Lee and Nick Zeisloft all contributed career-high efforts in the win.
Four Redbirds tallied double-digit scoring nights in the loss.
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.
Fall Conversations: #1 Paris Lee
Illinois State Vs. Chicago State on Dec. 4, 2013.
Illinois State vs. Northwestern (USATSI)
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.
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