Holloway’s 16 points lead Illinois St. past Wright St. 54-46
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)—Emmanuel Holloway scored a game-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to lead Illinois State past Wright State 54-46 in an ESPN BracketBusters game Sunday evening.
Holloway, who also grabbed five rebounds, was the only Redbird (20-8) in double digits.
Neither team had more than a three-point lead during the first half, and Illinois State took a slim 22-20 lead into halftime.
The Redbirds then surged in the second half, outscoring the Raiders (20-7) 13-1 during the first 6:42 of the period to take a 35-21 lead.
Scottie Wilson scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting and had five rebounds for Wright State, whose loss snapped an 11-game winning streak. Vaughn Duggins chipped in 10 points.
The Redbirds shot 44 percent overall, went 6-of-15 from behind the arc and hit 12-of-19 from the stripe. The Raiders shot 40 percent but hit just 5-of-18 from three-point range and 5-of-8 from the foul line.