Illinois St. downs Evansville 80-30
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)—Osiris Eldridge had 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to keep Illinois State undefeated and lead the Redbirds to an 80-50 romp over Evansville on Wednesday.
Champ Oguchi had 15 points and Emmanuel Holloway had 12 points for Illinois State (13-0, 2-0).
Evansville (9-3, 1-1) suffered from 21 turnovers, which Illinois State turned into 27 points. Shy Ely led Evansville with 19 points, nine of them from the foul line.
Illinois State led 48-22 at halftime and led by as many as 33 points in the second period.
Evansville shot 35.4 percent from the field for the game, while Illinois State put up 46.8 percent.
Dinma Odiakosa had a game-high 13 points for Illinois State. The Redbirds earned 19 points from their bench. The Redbirds had more rebounds, assists and steals than Evansville.