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Winning streak ends for Shockers with 58-53 loss to Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Paris Lee scored a career-high 19 points to help Illinois State beat No. 21 Wichita State 58-53 on Saturday night.Deontae Hawkins had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Illinois State (14-11, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which erased a 16-point deficit in the second half.The Redbirds earned their fifth win in six games despite shooting 27.3 percent (15 for 55) from the field...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee, Illinois State top No. 21 Wichita State 58-53

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Paris Lee had a career-high 19 points to help Illinois State beat No. 21 Wichita State 58-53 on Saturday night. Deontae Hawkins scored 14 points for Illinois State (14-11, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which erased a 16-point deficit in the second half. Wichita State (17-6, 11-1) had won 12 in a row. Shaquille Morris and Ron Baker each scored 10 points for the Shockers...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo gallery: Illinois State comes from behind to defeat Loyola

Illinois State erased a nine-point deficit in the second half Wednesday to run away with a 78-70 win against Loyola at Gentile Arena.
Via The Catch and Shoot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Montel James throws down breakaway dunk against Illinois State

Loyola lost to Illinois State on Wednesday, 78-70, but the Ramblers had one highlight reel moment as senior forward Montel James got this steal at half court and took it all the way for a one-handed flush. Ramblers and Redbirds tied 57-57 with 7:51 to go! Montel James with a monster throw down! #OnwardLU — Loyola Basketball (@RamblersMBB) February 4, 2016
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Illinois State 78, Loyola 70

CHICAGO — Loyola lost control of a nine-point lead Wednesday in the second half, falling 78-70 to Illinois State. Here’s how Illinois State pulled off the road victory at Gentile Arena.   Destruction by offensive rebounding. Illinois State (13-11, 7-4 MVC) is one of the Valley’s bigger teams, and the Redbirds’ used their size to generate 15 second-chance points off 12...
Via The Catch and Shoot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coprich gains invite to NFL Combine

(STATS) - FCS All-America running back Marshaun Coprich of Illinois State will have his best shot at impressing coaches, scouts and executives at the next level when he participates in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month. Coprich learned this week that he will be one of the roughly 325 players invited to the combine Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Running backs...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State escapes with 55-52 win over Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Paris Lee scored 16 points, including a 3-pointer to give Illinois State an eight-point lead with 3:37 left, and the Redbirds held on Wednesday night to beat Bradley 55-52 despite missing four free throws in the final 1:17. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell added 15 points and Deontae Hawkins grabbed 15 rebounds to help Illinois State (10-10, 4-3 Missouri Valley) snap a...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State to host six in 2016

(STATS) - The winning streak at Hancock Stadium is over, but Illinois State football is preparing to start a new one with six home games in its 2016 schedule announced Thursday. The No. 5 Redbirds went 10-3 this past season, winning a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and reaching the FCS quarterfinals before losing to Richmond, which stopped their 19-game home winning...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

UIC unable to solve 2-3 zone, falls to Illinois State

UIC was having one of its best offensive performances of the season, scoring 0.95 points per possession through the first 24 minutes Wednesday against Illinois State’s man-to-man defense. UIC guard Dominique Matthews. (Photo: UIC Athletics)   After a timeout with 15:55 remaining, Illinois State coach switched his team into a 2-3 zone. UIC (1-7) promptly beat it with a 3...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC vs. Illinois State preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet

UIC is still searching for its first win against a Division I opponent with Illinois State coming to town Wednesday in the renewal of an in-state rivalry that has not been played since the 2010-11 season.   What you should know about Illinois State (4-6, No. 174 KenPom): After nearly reaching the NCAA Tournament last season, Illinois State is now struggling. The Redbirds have played...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Illinois State's DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell beats four defenders for game-winner

Illinois State, one of the top mid-major teams in the country, was in danger of fall to 0-2 early in the season on Monday night.Trailing 66-65 to Morehead State with 5.2 seconds remaining, the Redbirds got the ball into the hands of DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell. The senior guard received the pass at half at half court before beating four Eagles to the basket for the game-winning layup...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State honors plane crash victims

Tragedy struck Illinois State University back in April when a plane carrying two school employees who were working the Final Four crashed and claimed the lives of seven, including deputy AD Aaron Leetch and men’s basketball associate head coach Torrey Ward. This past Saturday, as was reported by the university, the Redbird Remembrance memorial was opened to the public. It consists...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ARCA: Grant Enfinger Illinois State Fairground Race Preview

RACE INFORMATION: Event: Crowe 100 Date: Saturday, August 23, 2015 Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds Length: 100 laps, 100 miles Time: 1:30 p.m. CDT on CBS Sports Network Points Position: 1st  (+225) Grant Enfinger No. 23 Triple-K Construction / Baldwin Container Company Chevrolet SS Crowe 100 Event Preview –...
Via On Pit Road
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State F suspended after being sent home from trip

The Illinois State Redbirds’ basketball team had a successful 2014-15 season. The team recorded twenty-two wins and made an appearance in the NIT. The team is trying to improve on that this season and they begat their journey to the NCAA Tournament with an overseas trip to Spain. This trip was help give the team some extra practice before the season begins and to help build team...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State suspends Marshaun Coprich following drug arrest

The Illinois State football program has announced that running back Marshaun Coprich has been suspended indefinitely. Last week, Coprich was arrested on drug charges. “Marshaun has been suspended, effective immediately,” Spack said in a statement.  “Though we are disappointed that he is in this situation, we will let the process continue before a final decision is made....
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward dies in plane crash

At least five people were killed in a plane crash late Monday night when a private plane was returning to Bloomington Airport from the NCAA basketball national championship in Indianapolis. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward was among those who lost their lives. Ward, who was promoted to associate head...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UNH Suffers Late Collapse, Falls To Illinois State In FCS Semifinal

The UNH Wildcats were one quarter away from keeping their home win streak alive and advancing to the first FCS National Championship in school history. But Illinois State had other plans. The Redbirds scored two touchdowns in the second half to erase UNH’s 12-point lead and earn a 21-18 win in the FCS Semifinals. The Wildcats had won 14 consecutive games...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hoops sign three additions to 2014-15 recruiting class

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers men'€™s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced three additions to his upcoming recruiting class Monday as Minnesota has signed forward Gaston Diedhiou, center Bakary Konate and guard Zach Lofton. Those three join Nate Mason, Carlos "Squirrel" Morris and Josh Martin in the 2014-15 class. "With this signing class, we feel like we have added a great deal...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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