NCAA Basketball

Illinois State Redbirds (7-18)


Sun. 2/14 Thu. 2/18 Fri. 2/26 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/4
@ SIU 
L 49-59
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@ Brad 
W 88-71
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vs. UNI 
L 56-70
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vs. UNI 
L 87-94
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@ UNI 
L 60-65
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Phyfe scores 21 to lift N. Iowa over Illinois St. 65-60

ST. LOUIS (AP) Austin Phyfe matched his season high with 21 points as Northern Iowa narrowly defeated Illinois State 65-60 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney on Thursday night.

Tenth-seeded Illinois State face No. 2 seed Drake in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Tywhon Pickford had 11 points and nine rebounds for Northern Iowa (10-15). Nate Heise added six rebounds. James Betz had three blocks.

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Leaders
Points: D. Horne15.1
Rebounds: H. Fleming Jr.4.7
Assists: H. Fleming Jr.2.8
FG%: D. Horne44.8%
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: D. Horne42.7%
Steals: D. Horne1.5
Blocks: A. Ndiaye1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Iowa19-7
6 West Virginia18-8
7 Ohio State18-8
8 Alabama21-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Alabama21-6
5 West Virginia18-8
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa19-7
9 Villanova16-5
10 Ohio State18-8
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
20 Loyola Chicago 16-2 24-4
Drake 15-3 25-4
Missouri State 12-6 17-7
Indiana State 11-7 15-10
UNI 7-11 10-15
Evansville 7-11 9-16
Valparaiso 7-11 10-18
Bradley 6-12 12-16
Southern Illinois 5-13 12-14
Illinois State 4-14 7-18
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.0 (161)
Rebounds: 8.3 (277)
Assists: 13.8 (128)
FG%: 46.0% (75)
FT%: 66.1% (307)
3P%: 34.6% (127)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (280)
Rebounds: 26.9 (74)
Assists: 15.9 (326)
FG%: 44.8% (234)
FT%: 72.4% (250)
3P%: 30.9% (43)
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