Illinois State top Drake 67-45

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DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP)—Osiris Eldridge scored a game-high 14 points and added 10 rebounds to lead Illinois State to a 67-45 victory against Drake on Sunday night.

The Redbirds (21-5, 10-5 Missouri Valley Conference) have won three straight on the road and are in third place in the conference, two games back of first-place Northern Iowa and a game behind Creighton.

Jonathan Cox led Drake (15-12, 6-9) with 11 points and Josh Young finished with 10.

Landon Shipley scored eight points in the first four minutes to help Illinois State jump out to a 12-2 lead. Illinois State had a 13-point halftime lead and extended that cushion to 29 points in the second half.

Emmanuel Holloway added 11 points and six assists for the Redbirds.

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 Top Performers
 Illinois St.
Osiris Eldridge Osiris Eldridge
6-13,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists
Jonathan Cox Jonathan Cox
4-8,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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