Knight led the Redbirds with 20 points to knock off the nationally-ranked Flyers.
Illinois State shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half to pull away with the victory.
Bobby Hunter, Paris Lee and Nick Zeisloft all contributed career-high efforts in the win.
Knight shot 80 percent from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range.
Illinois State (1-4) shot a blistering 55.2 percent in the first half on its way to a 43-31 lead.
Fall Conversations: #23 Zach Lofton
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.
Prior to Illinois State Averaged 16.6 points per game, which ranked in the NJCAA Division I top-100 as a freshman at San Jacinto Shot 49-for-141 from beyond the arc (34.8 percent), 47.3 percent from the field and 75.7 percent from the free throw line Tallied 19 double-digit scoring performances as a freshman, with two 26-point efforts Averaged 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game and helped his team to a 24-6 record Collected two or more assists 18 times throughout the season and earned all-Region XIV second-team accolades Helped guide Columbia Heights High School to the Class 3A state championship game Attended Quakerdale Prep School in New Providence, Iowa, for a year before enrolling at San Jacinto.
Personal Born November 18, 1992 Son of Tonia Lofton Has one brother Major: University Studies