Lofton scored a career-high 25 points for Illinois State.
ISU is preparing for its Friday afternoon matchup against Missouri State in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals.
ISU received more MVC Newcomer of the Week awards than any other team this season.
Illinois State went 8-1 at home Valley games this year.
Zach Lofton scored a career-high 24 points in the loss.
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Illinois State men's basketball
Prior to Illinois State Was one of the top shot-blockers in the state of Minnesota Helped lead Edina High School (24-8) to a third place finish at the 2012-13 state tournament Tallied 22 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort to secure third As a junior, averaged 10.1 points per game and led Edina to the Section Six Class AAAA finals Following his senior year, was invited to participate in the 2013 Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game Also played for the Minnesota Magic Elite AAU program.
Personal Born November 30, 1994 Son of John and Marlene Lynch Has one brother His uncle, Kevin Lynch, played in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets from 1991-93 Major: Business Administration