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Sycamore men fall short of Redbirds

Sunday, January 27, 2008

NORMAL, Ill. -- Dinma Odiakosa and Osiris Eldridge both scored 15 points as Illinois State edged past Indiana State 65-62 on Sunday afternoon.

The Redbirds (15-5, 7-2 Missouri Valley) took a slim 33-28 lead into halftime in a game that was tied four times and in which the lead also changed four times.

The Sycamores (10-9, 5-4 MVC) looked like they might fall by the wayside at several points in the game, but they continued to storm back and keep it close.

With two minutes left, Indiana State tied it up 59-59 on a 3-pointer by Marico Stinson, who scored a game-high 22 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.

But Eldridge finally put the game away for Illinois State when he hit a 3-pointer with 37 seconds left.

Other than Odiakosa and Eldridge, no other Redbirds scored in double digits.

Todd McCoy and Gabe Moore each chipped in 10 points for Indiana State.

ILLINOIS ST. 65, INDIANA ST. 62

INDIANA ST. (10-9)

McCoy 4-7 0-0 10, Tunnell 1-5 0-0 2, Moore 4-4 0-0 10, Marshall 3-8 2-2 9, Stinson 7-15 4-5 22, Holmstrom 0-1 0-0 0, Lee 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 4-8 1-2 9, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Yelovich 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 7-9 62.

ILLINOIS ST. (15-5)

Odiakosa 6-7 3-6 15, Dyer 4-7 0-1 9, Eldridge 5-10 2-4 15, Richardson 3-8 0-0 7, Johnson 1-5 2-4 4, Holloway 2-2 0-0 6, Odzic 2-4 0-0 5, Vandello 0-0 0-0 0, Sampay 2-4 0-0 4, Holtz 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 7-15 65.

Halftime--Illinois State 33-28. 3-Point Goals--Indiana St. 9-18 (Stinson 4-7, Moore 2-2, McCoy 2-4, Marshall 1-2, Yelovich 0-1, Tunnell 0-2), Illinois St. 8-18 (Eldridge 3-6, Holloway 2-2, Dyer 1-2, Odzic 1-2, Richardson 1-3, Holtz 0-1, Johnson 0-2). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Indiana St. 24 (Martin, McCoy, Tunnell 4), Illinois St. 32 (Sampay 9). Assists--Indiana St. 17 (Stinson 5), Illinois St. 18 (Eldridge, Richardson 5). Total Fouls--Indiana St. 14, Illinois St. 11. A--8,016. A--8,016.



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