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Brown’s big night rallies Illinois State past Drake

February 7, 2013
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Times-Republican

DES MOINES - Tyler Brown had 25 points, nine assists and four steals as Illinois State rallied late to defeat Drake 94-86 Wednesday night.

Jackie Carmichael added 23 points and John Wilkins had 18 for the Redbirds (14-10, 5-7 Missouri Valley), who have won five of their last six games after starting out 0-6 in conference play.

Richard Carter had 17 points and six assists, and Chris Hines scored 16 for Drake (11-12, 5-7), which had defeated the Redbirds 82-77 earlier this year.

Illinois State trailed by 17 points in the first half and didn't take its first lead until Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 remaining to put the Redbirds ahead 85-84.

That shot came amid 13 straight points by Illinois State that turned an 84-78 deficit into a 91-84 lead with 22 seconds left.

Drake led 51-40 at halftime after hitting 9 of 20 3-pointers in the opening period.

Fact Box

Illinois State 94, Drake 86

ILLINOIS ST. (14-10) - Wilkins 6-9 5-5 18, Carmichael 7-14 9-11 23, Brown 7-18 9-10 25, B. Allen 5-7 0-0 12, Hill 0-1 9-10 9, Keane 0-1 0-0 0, Cousin 0-0 0-0 0, Zeisloft 0-1 0-0 0, Ekey 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 28-58 32-36 94.

DRAKE (11-12) - Clarke 4-5 4-6 12, Simons 5-10 0-0 13, VanDeest 3-4 3-5 9, Carter 5-13 6-6 17, Hines 5-10 2-2 16, Ricks Jr. 2-3 0-0 5, Jeffers 0-4 0-0 0, Mason 1-3 0-0 3, King 3-7 3-4 11. Totals 28-59 18-23 86.

Halftime-Drake 51-40. 3-Point Goals-Illinois St. 6-18 (B. Allen 2-3, Brown 2-6, Ekey 1-3, Wilkins 1-4, Zeisloft 0-1, Keane 0-1), Drake 12-28 (Hines 4-7, Simons 3-6, King 2-3, Mason 1-2, Ricks Jr. 1-2, Carter 1-4, Jeffers 0-4). Fouled Out-Wilkins. Rebounds-Illinois St. 35 (Ekey 8), Drake 32 (Clarke 10). Assists-Illinois St. 20 (Brown 9), Drake 17 (Carter 6). Total Fouls-Illinois St. 21, Drake 23. A-4,133.

The Bulldogs finished 12 of 28 beyond the arc.

 
 

 

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