Eldridge, Illinois State top Norfolk State - KMOV.com

Eldridge, Illinois State top Norfolk State

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Osiris Eldridge overcame a bad shooting night to score 20 points as Illinois State defeated Norfolk State 79-66 on the first night of the Basketball Travelers Classic.

Lloyd Phillips scored 18 points and Kellen Thornton had 11 points and 14 assists for the Redbirds (4-0), who shot just 38.7 percent from the field. Eldridge was 4 of 17 overall and 1 of 10 from 3-point range, but he made 11 of 12 from the free-throw line.

Dinma Odiakosa scored 11 and Tony Lewis 10 for Illinois State.

Michael Deloach scored 32 points for Norfolk State (1-3), tying his career high. Rob Hampton was the only other player in double figures for the Spartans with 10 points.

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