SAN FRANCISCO – Paris Lee scored 17 points and led six Redbirds in double figures as Illinois State defeated San Francisco, 90-76 in the finale of the Golden Gate Challenge tournament Saturday night.
Lee was perfect from behind the arc, drilling three 3-pointers and shooting 7 of 10 from the floor. Zach Lofton, the only Illinois State player to score in double figures in each of the team's seven games, scored the team's first eight points and was in double figures less than 10 minutes into the game to finish with 15.
Illinois State (3-4) was 13 of 27 from long range and more efficient from the free-throw line, converting 15 of 16 shots while San Francisco struggled, hitting 10 of 23.
Mark Tollefsen led all scorers with 20 points for the Dons (5-4) with Tim Derksen adding 18 points. Cole Dickerson and Matt Glover both added 10 points.