Wmichigan 63
Illinoisst 42 43 85
Date of game: 12/8/2012

Recap: Illinois State vs. Western Mich

Normal, IL (Sports Network) - Jackie Carmichael recorded a game-high 24 points as the Illinois State Redbirds coasted to an 85-63 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos at the Redbird Arena.

Carmichael was 9-of-17 from the floor for the Redbirds (6-3) and was joined in double-figures by John Wilkins and Tyler Brown who contributed 16 and 13 points, respectively.

For the Broncos (6-3), Nate Hutcheson recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 boards. Darius Paul chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, while Brandon Pokley added 13 points in the setback.

Illinois State played an impressive defensive first half en route to a 42-35 advantage at the break, holding the Broncos to 35.7 percent shooting from the floor including a mere 3-of-12 mark from long range.

The Redbirds outscored the Broncos 43-28 over the final 20 minutes. Illinois State converted 59.3 percent of its attempts from the field in the period, compared to a mere 9-of-28 shooting by WMU.

Illinois State did some damage with a 9-of-21 clip from beyond the arc, while the Broncos made only 5-of-22 of their shots from distance.

Game Notes

Eastern Washington to face difficult schedule

Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be returning for his senior season.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Durant to miss second straight game

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks as he continues to deal with a sprained left big toe.

Crosby good to go for Penguins-Caps tilt

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, the team announced on its Twitter account.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.