CARBONDALE – Tyler Brown scored 22 points and Jackie Carmichael had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Illinois State over Southern Illinois, 70-56, Sunday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Brown had six 3-pointers to lead the Redbirds (10-9, 1-6) in their first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. Carmichael, the team's top scorer, was 7 of 12 from the field in reaching his double-double.
Johnny Hill had six assists as the Redbirds shot 45 percent from the field for the game. The Redbirds had 41 rebounds.
The Redbirds took the lead early in the game and were up 47-21 at halftime. Illinois State never looked back.
Jeff Early led Southern Illinois with 16 points and nine rebounds. Kendal Brown-Surles had 13 points, and Desmar Jackson added 11.
Southern Illinois (8-10, 1-6) shot 41.8 percent from the field and had 31 rebounds.
Southern Illinois leads the overall series 75-67.
Loyola 66, Chicago State 63 (OT): At Chicago, Ben Averkamp had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Loyola over Chicago State in overtime, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Averkamp was 7 of 16 from the floor in his double-double performance.
Jordan Hicks scored 13 points, and Christian Thomas had 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds for Loyola (11-7, 1-4 Horizon League).