Eldridge scores 16 points in Redbirds win over HBU
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.