NORMAL, Ill. – Jackie Carmichael had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Illinois State concluded nonconference play with an 83-57 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday.
Camichael's double-double was his fourth of the season and 25th of his career. Tyler Brown added 16 points, John Wilkins had 14 and Jon Ekey 11 for the Redbirds (9-3), who shot 50 percent from the floor. Brown also had a career-best six steals, while Johnny Hill and Kaza Keane each had six assists.
Anthony Campbell had 20 points for Austin Peay (4-8), which hit 12 of 24 3-pointers but also turned the ball over 25 times.
The game was tied at 23-all when Illinois State closed the first half on a 21-5 run. Three straight dunks by Brown, Wilkins and Carmichael highlighted the surge, and Austin Peay was scoreless for 3:59 during that stretch.
The Governors never got closer than 13 points in the second half.