Moreheadst 25 42 67
Illinoisst 33 44 77
Date of game: 3/19/2014

Recap: Illinois State vs. Morehead State

Normal, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Daishon Knight netted 18 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Illinois State Redbirds defeated the Morehead State Eagles, 77-67, in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at Redbird Arena.

Bobby Hunter scored 16 points and made 8-of-10 from the free-throw line for Illinois State (17-15), which will advance to the second round of the CBI to face Texas A&M. Nick Zeisloft chipped in 13 points in the win, and Reggie Lynch tallied 12 points with a team-high eight rebounds.

Kareem Storey scored 19 points to lead Morehead State (20-14), adding five assists to his stat line. Angelo Warner netted 14 points with six rebounds and four steals, and Brent Arrington contributed 13 points in the loss.

Illinois State connected on 37 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half, and hit 9-of-13 from the free-throw line which helped the team take a 33-25 lead over Morehead State into the intermission. The Eagles hit 39.1 percent from the floor in the frame, but only made 4-of-9 from the charity stripe.

The Redbirds upped their shooting accuracy to 40 percent in the second half, and shot an impressive 20-of-27 from the foul line. Morehead State hit 37.8 percent of its shot tries in the period, but couldn't make up any ground en route to the 10-point loss.

Illinois State outscored Morehead State from the free-throw line, 29-13, and held a 15-9 advantage in bench scoring. The Eagles just barely edged out the Redbirds in rebounding, 40-37.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Chiefs bring in Avant

Seeking help to a struggling receiver corps, the Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran Jason Avant to an undisclosed contract on Friday.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.