Illinois State Redbirds vs Evansville Purple Aces Wrap - Illinois State Wins 78-70

Milik Yarbrough went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds leading Illinois State over Evansville, 78-70, on Saturday at Ford Center.

Illinois State was a +1.0-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Illinois State got 13 points from Matt Chastain and another 9 points from Keyshawn Evans. Zach Copeland contributed 7 assists, while Milik Yarbrough cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Evansville got a 19-point performance from K.J. Riley, who was supported by 18 points from John Hall. K.J. Riley had 6 assists in a losing cause for Evansville, while John Hall grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 35-31 at the break.

Illinois State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-32.

Illinois State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bradley. Evansville will aim to get back on the winning track at Drake.