NORMAL, Ill. -- Jackie Carmichael scored a career-high 30 points to lead Illinois State to an 87-68 victory over Morgan State on Sunday.
Carmichael also had a game-high nine rebounds for the Redbirds (7-3), who never trailed in the contest. Bryant Allen added 13 points for Illinois State.
ISU, now 7-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points, shot 55 percent in the first half on the way to a 47-29 lead. They were 25 of 32 from the free-throw line with Carmichael going 12 for 13.
It was the first meeting between the teams.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|