NORMAL, Ill. -- Jackie Carmichael had 27 points and 10 rebounds and Illinois State used a 21-0 first-half run to coast to a 100-72 season-opening victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night.
Tyler Brown added 22 points for the Redbirds, who shot 62 percent from the field, including 10 of 20 from 3-point range.
Tyler Brown scored four straight points to start the 21-0 spurt for Illinois State, and finished with 12 during the run, which put the Redbirds up 27-6. They were ahead 49-29 at halftime and led by as many as 31 points in the second half when Carmichael hit a layup with 13:55 remaining.
Kendrick Nunn, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery last week, has been dismissed from the Illinois basketball team.
Delaware has hired Notre Dame assistant Martin Ingelsby as its next men's basketball head coach, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
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