NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tyler Brown scored 23 points, leading four Illinois State players in double figures, and the Redbirds held on to beat UALR 72-65 Tuesday night.
Nic Moore scored 17 points, all in the first half, for Illinois State (8-3). John Wilkins scored 11 points and Jackie Carmichael had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Redbirds, who scored the first nine points, led 32-14 midway through the first half and 42-33 at halftime.
Will Neighbour led UALR (3-10) with 19 points and seven rebounds. The Trojans took their only lead at 46-44 on Taggart Lockhart's basket with 13:33 to play, but ISU scored the next eight points to regain control.
Redbirds coach Tim Jankovich was ejected after receiving his second technical foul late in the first half. Assistant Rob Judson took over.