Illinois State rallies to beat Creighton 71-62

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP)—Osiris Eldridge scored 17 points to lead five Illinois State players in double figures as the Redbirds rallied to defeat Creighton 71-62 Wednesday night.

Dinma Odiakosa had 13 points and 11 rebounds, his seventh double-double of the season, for Illinois State (14-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley).

Creighton (9-10, 4-4) scored the first 11 points of the game, and led 17-5 before the Redbirds scored the next 10 points. The Bluejays pushed the lead back to 38-28 by halftime, but Illinois State began the second half with a 17-6 run to take their first lead at 45-44.

Justin Clark scored 13 points and Tony Lewis and Lloyd Phillips 12 each for Illinois State. The five in double figures accounted for all but four of the Redbirds’ points.

Kenny Lawson Jr. and Darryl Ashford led the Bluejays with 11 points each, and Justin Carter grabbed 11 rebounds.

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 Top Performers
Justin Carter Justin Carter
3-8,  7 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Illinois St.
Dinma Odiakosa Dinma Odiakosa
5-10,  13 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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