Eldridge scores 16 points in Redbirds win over HBU

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DALLAS (AP)—Osiris Eldridge led the way with 16 points as eight players reached double digits in Illinois State’s 107-70 win over Houston Baptist in the Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night.

Emmanuel Holloway scored 15 points and had six assists while Landon Shipley scored 14 and Jeremy Robinson added 12 for Illinois State (3-0). Illinois State made 53 percent of its shots and led by 28 at the half.

Gordon Watt led all scorers for Houston Baptist (0-4) with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Watt got the double-double by making six 3-pointers and 7 out of 11 free throws. Mario Flaherty and Baron Sauls each chipped in 13 points for the winless Huskies.

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 Top Performers
 Houston Baptist
Gordon Watt Gordon Watt
9-17,  31 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Illinois St.
Osiris Eldridge Osiris Eldridge
7-14,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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