NORMAL, Ill. -- Jackie Carmichael scored 24 points and Illinois State rolled to an 85-63 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday night.
Illinois State (6-3) also benefited from 50.8 percent shooting from the floor (31 of 61) and a 39-8 scoring advantage off the bench.
Western Michigan (6-3) could not get untracked with its shooting, making just 33.9 percent from the floor (33.9 percent). It did have a 41-35 rebounding edge.
Dwight Jones, a former NBA veteran, 1972 Olympian and Houston Cougars star, died Monday at 64.
Former Southern Miss forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed in Chicago on Monday near the high school where he once starred.
Four star small forward Chuma Okeke committed to head coach Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers on Sunday over offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Clemson and Mississippi State, among others.