Eldridge scores 27 to lead Illinois St. to 90-71 tournament win over SE Missouri

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP)—Sophomore Osiris Eldridge scored 27 points and Anthony Slack had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Illinois State to a 90-71 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday in the first round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

Brandon Holtz added 15 points on five 3-point shots and Emmanuel Holloway came off the bench to score 10 points for Illinois State (2-0).

Southeast Missouri State (0-2) led 46-44 at the half, but Illinois State pulled away in the second period on an 18-2 run.

Will Bogan led Southeast Missouri State with 23 points. Brandon Foust added 11 points and Calvin Williams had 10 for the Redhawks.

Illinois State’s 90 points were the most by a Redbird team since February 2001. The Redbirds are 6-1 all-time against Southeast Missouri State, including five straight wins.

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 Top Performers
 SE Missouri St.
W. Bogan W. Bogan
8-10,  23 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Illinois St.
O. Eldridge O. Eldridge
10-15,  27 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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