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Yarbrough helps Redbirds finish off sweep of Drake

NORMAL, Ill. — Milik Yarbrough had 21 points as Illinois State defeated Drake 67-60 on Sunday.

Yarbrough also had seven turnovers but only four assists.

Phil Fayne had 14 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State (15-14, 8-8 Missouri Valley Conference), which snapped its five-game losing streak. William Tinsley added 11 points. Keyshawn Evans had 10 points for the hosts.

Nick McGlynn had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (21-8, 10-6), whose four-game win streak ended with the loss. Tremell Murphy added 13 points. Brady Ellingson had 11 points.

The Redbirds improve to 2-0 against the Bulldogs for the season, having defeated Drake 69-55 on Jan. 30.

Illinois State plays Missouri State at home on Wednesday. Drake plays Indiana State at home on Wednesday.

ILLINOIS ST. 67, DRAKE 60

At Normal, Ill.

DRAKE (21-8) — T.Murphy 5-9 2-5 13, McGlynn 9-14 0-0 18, Wilkins 3-12 2-2 9, Thomas 0-2 1-2 1, Ellingson 4-9 0-0 11, Robbins 0-1 0-0 0, A.Murphy 2-7 0-0 4, Sturtz 2-4 0-1 4. TOTALS 25-58 5-10 60.

ILLINOIS ST. (15-14) — Fayne 6-11 2-2 14, Copeland 0-6 2-2 2, Evans 2-6 5-6 10, Tinsley 4-7 0-0 11, Yarbrough 7-13 7-7 21, Idowu 1-1 0-0 2, Hein 0-2 0-0 0, Gassman 1-1 0-0 3, Chastain 2-4 0-0 4. TOTALS 23-51 16-17 67.

Halftime–Illinois St. 33-24. 3-Point Goals–Drake 5-19 (Ellingson 3-6, T.Murphy 1-1, Wilkins 1-7, Thomas 0-1, McGlynn 0-1, Sturtz 0-1, A.Murphy 0-2), Illinois St. 5-19 (Tinsley 3-5, Gassman 1-1, Evans 1-5, Chastain 0-1, Copeland 0-3, Yarbrough 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Drake 27 (A.Murphy, McGlynn 9), Illinois St. 33 (Fayne 9). Assists–Drake 17 (Wilkins 5), Illinois St. 12 (Yarbrough 4). Total Fouls–Drake 18, Illinois St. 14. A–4,985 (10,200).

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