NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Keandre Cook had 22 points as Missouri State narrowly beat Illinois State 67-63.
After a series of ties and lead changes late in the second half, Missouri State took the lead for good on back-to-back 3-pointers by Cook, the second for a 63-58 lead with 1:20 remaining. Illinois State kept it close and a 3-pointer by Ricky Torres drew the Redbirds within 65-63 with 14 seconds to go. The Redbirds fouled Missouri State’s Lamont West with 3 seconds remaining and he made both ends of the bonus to seal the win.
Antonio Reeves had 16 points for the Redbirds.