Illinois State vs. Drake: Recap and Stats

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Illinois State vs. Drake: Recap and Stats
Illinois State 94
(14-10, 4-5 away)
Drake 86
(11-12, 8-5 home)
Venue: Knapp Center
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, February 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois State 40 54 94
Drake 51 35 86
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois State T Brown 25 J Ekey 8 T Brown 9
Drake R Carter 17 J Clarke 10 R Carter 6

On Wednesday, February 6th, Illinois State took on Drake and got a road victory against the Bulldogs 94-86 in conference play. Drake led 51-40 at the half, but then Illinois State came out of the locker room and fought their way back in the second half. The Redbirds improve their record to 0-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. The Redbirds were led by Tyler Brown, who put up a game-high 25 points plus nine assists (4 Reb 4 Stl). Johnny Hill had nine points and added seven rebounds. Jordan Clarke registered a double-double for the Bulldogs on 12 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for Illinois State (14-10, 5-7 The Valley) is 16th-ranked Creighton (20-4, 9-3 The Valley) on Saturday, February 9th on the road.

Illinois State Game Notes

  • IllSt beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Redbirds have beaten the spread.
  • The Redbirds have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 20 or more assists.
  • Illinois State has won 82% of the time this season (9-2) when its field goal percentage has been 48.3% or better.
  • IllSt has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record 4 or fewer steals.
  • This season Illinois State has won 100% of the time (6-0) when Jackie Carmichael has 23 points or more and 100% of the time (4-0) when Jon Ekey has 8 rebounds or more.
  • The Redbirds set a season high for free throws made (32).
  • The last time IllSt recorded at least 32 free throws made was Nov 14, 2010 against SIU Edwardsville.
  • The Redbirds have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 2nd win of the season where the Redbirds came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Tyler Brown and Jackie Carmichael) accounted for 51.0% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jon Ekey and Johnny Hill) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Tyler Brown has led the team in scoring in 8 out of 24 games this season.
  • Jon Ekey has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 16th 20-point game of Tyler Brown's career.
  • Tyler Brown has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tyler Brown had a career high with 9 assists.
  • This marks the 19th 20-point game of Jackie Carmichael's career.
  • Jackie Carmichael has 16 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for John Wilkins.

Drake Game Notes

  • Jordan Clarke accounted for 31.2% of the team's rebounds.
  • Richard Carter has led the team in scoring 5 times in 23 games this season.
  • Jordan Clarke has led the team in rebounding 15 times in 23 games this season.
  • Chris Hines set a career high with 5 assists.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded the 19th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jordan Clarke has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Clarke recorded a double-double. It was his 6th this season and 10th of his career.
  • Joey King has 3 straight double-digit point games.
IllSt PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tyler Brown352549403
AJohnny Hill29977100
AJon Ekey23781130
AJ. Carmichael312360115
B+John Wilkins261831001
BBryant Allen301210200
CKaza Keane18052102
-Anthony Cousin6010000
DRAKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJordan Clarke3012100100
ARichard Carter311726102
AChris Hines331635104
B+Seth VanDeest17950011
BGary Ricks Jr.12531000
BBen Simons351351103
B-Joey King241131001
C-Micah Mason9302002
-Jeremy Jeffers9011002

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