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|Illinois State Defeats Morehead State 78-73
|MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Jackie Carmichael scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Illinois State over Morehead State 78-73 on Wednesday night.
Jon Ekey added 17 points, Tyler Brown 13 and Nic Moore and John Wilkins chipped in 10 each for the Redbirds (6-3).
Illinois State shot 58.5 percent from the field (24 of 41), and didn't fare much worse from long. The Redbirds made 54.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc (12 of 22), including 5 of 8 from Ekey.
The Redbirds, who led 34-26 at halftime, have won all six of those by 60-plus, while losing the three when they have not reached the 60-piont mark.
Marsell Holden scored 21 points to lead Morehead State, which snapped a six-game home winning streak. Ty Proffitt chipped in 18 points and Drew Kelly 11 for the Eagles.
Morehead State (4-6) turned it over 15 times, leading to 22 points for Illinois State.
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