Indianast 26 33 59
Illinoisst 42 35 77
Date of game: 2/26/2014

Recap: Illinois State vs. Indiana State

Normal, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Daishon Knight logged 20 points and eight rebounds, as the Illinois State Redbirds routed the Indiana State Sycamores, 77-59, in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown at Redbird Arena.

Reggie Lynch and Zach Lofton each had 16 points, with Lynch adding eight boards and five blocks for the Redbirds (16-13, 9-8 MVC), who have won three of their last four games and are now an impressive 12-3 at home.

Dawon Cummings finished with 12 points for the Sycamores (21-8, 12-5), who have lost two straight contests.

Illinois State shot 53.3 percent from the floor in the first period, including 6-of-13 from 3-point range, as it led 42-26 at the half. Indiana State struggled and made 36.7 percent of its field goal tries, including 0-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Despite shooting only 36.4 percent from the field in the second half, the Redbirds felt no pressure from the Sycamores. Illinois State led by 12 or more for the entire frame.

The Redbirds played well inside, as they outscored the Sycamores 24-16 in the paint.

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