Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Illinois State 73
(18-14, 6-8 away)
Northern Iowa 65
(18-14, 13-5 home)
Venue: Scottrade Center
9:35PM ET / 6:35PM PT, March 08, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois State 34 39 73
Northern Iowa 35 30 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois State T Brown 28 J Carmichael 10 J Hill 3
Northern Iowa M Sonnen 16 S Tuttle 9 D Mitchell 5

Illinois State squared off with Northern Iowa on Friday, Mar. 8 and defeated the Panthers 73-65 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Tournament. The Redbirds now have a record of 1-2 against Northern Iowa this season. Tyler Brown picked up his fifth straight game with 21 points or more for the Redbirds, scoring a game-high 28 points on 58.8 percent shooting in 33 minutes. Jackie Carmichael played his way to a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Marc Sonnen got a team-high 16 points and two rebounds for the Panthers. Northern Iowa (18-14) finished the regular season third in the Missouri Valley with an 11-7 conference record.

Illinois State Game Notes

  • IllSt beat the spread by 8.5 points. That makes the 14th time this season the Redbirds have beaten the spread.
  • The Redbirds have won every game this season (5-0) after recording seven or more blocks.
  • IllSt has won every game this season (9-0) when opponents record nine or fewer free throws made.
  • IllSt has won 85 percent of the time this season (11-2) after holding an opponent to under 41.1 percent field goal percentage.
  • The Redbirds have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 12 games.
  • This is the fourth win of the season where the Redbirds came back after being down at halftime.
  • Tyler Brown accounted for 38.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jackie Carmichael and Johnny Hill) accounted for 51.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Tyler Brown has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 32 games this season.
  • Jackie Carmichael has led the team in rebounding in 25 out of 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 23rd 20-point game of Tyler Brown's career.
  • Tyler Brown has five straight 20+ point games.
  • Johnny Hill has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Johnny Hill had a career high with nine rebounds.
  • Jackie Carmichael recorded the 40th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jackie Carmichael recorded a double-double. It was his 15th this season and 35th of his career.

Northern Iowa Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Marc Sonnen and Anthony James) accounted for 47.6 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Seth Tuttle and Jake Koch) accounted for 46.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Marc Sonnen has led the team in scoring 10 times in 32 games this season.
  • Seth Tuttle has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 32 games this season.
  • Marc Sonnen has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Jake Koch has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Deon Mitchell.
IllSt PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tyler Brown332891105
AJ. Carmichael2815101052
AJohnny Hill321193201
BJohn Wilkins261140011
CJon Ekey26510110
CBryant Allen33312100
-Kaza Keane6002001
-Nick Zeisloft9000000
-Anthony Cousin7000001
UNI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Marc Sonnen401620010
BAnthony James311544003
BJake Koch351462205
BDeon Mitchell251025202
BSeth Tuttle23491112
B-Matt Bohannon24630100
D+Chip Rank19050002
-Austin Pehl3000000

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