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Niagara hands Illinois State 1st loss, 76-68

Dec 13, 2009 - 10:37 PM NORMAL, Ill.(AP) -- Tyrone Lewis scored 26 points Sunday as Niagara handed Illinois State its first loss of the season, 76-68.

Kashief Edwards scored 14 points and Austin Cooley 10 for Niagara (7-4), which also won when the teams met last year in Lewiston, N.Y., as part of the BracketBusters event.

Dinma Odiakosa led Illinois State (7-1) with 14 points. Osiris Eldridge scored 12 for the Redbirds, but was 5-for-18 from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. Illinois State made only five 3-pointers in 23 attempts. Lewis had five of the Purple Eagles' 10 3-pointers.

Jackie Carmichael had 11 points and Kellen Thornton 10 for the Redbirds, who outrebounded Niagara 49-28. Carmichael and Odiakosa each had 13 rebounds.

The Redbirds' last lead was 53-51 after an Eldridge layup with 10:47 to go, then the Purple Eagles began a 12-4 run and controlled the game the rest of the way.








  • NCAA BB
    NIAGARA 76
    ILLINOIS ST 68 FINAL

    Dec 13 5:01 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 13 roots (Close Finish)

    Niagara 72, Illinois State 66  2nd - 0:59Dec 13 4:53 PM


  • NCAA BB
    NIAGARA 35
    ILLINOIS ST 33 HALFTIME

    Dec 13 3:49 PM