Carmichael, Illinois St. down W. Michigan 85-63

The Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jackie Carmichael scored 24 points and Illinois State rolled to an 85-63 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday night.

Illinois State (6-3) also benefited from 50.8 percent shooting from the floor (31 of 61) and a 39-8 scoring advantage off the bench.

Tyler Brown scored 13 points for Illinois State, and Johnny Hill contributed 10 assists.

Western Michigan (6-3) could not get untracked with its shooting, making just 33.9 percent from the floor (33.9 percent). It did have a 41-35 rebounding edge.

Nate Hutcheson scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Western Michigan. Darius Paul scored 14 points and Brandon Pokley scored 13.

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