Redbirds Claim Precious Valley Road Win, 82-63
Jan. 6, 2010
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Freshman Jackie Carmichael tossed in a career-best 20 points and Osiris Eldridge added 18, as Illinois State rolled to an 82-63 win in Missouri Valley Conference action at Roberts Stadium Wednesday night, after opening the game with a 21-7 run.
With the win, Illinois State improved to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the Valley. Evansville fell to 6-8 and 0-4, respectively.
It was all Redbirds in the first half, as Illinois State built a 42-25 lead at the intermission. At one point in the first half, ISU led by 23 points thanks to 15 first-half points by Carmichael. The Redbirds held Evansville to 23.3 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes.
Illinois State returns home for a two-game homestand beginning Saturday against Northern Iowa. The game, which tips at 3:02 p.m., will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and has been declared a "Red Out."