Boxscore
Illinois St. 96, Mississippi 93
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi
Officials - Pat Evans, Brad Ferrie, Ray Natalli
Attendance - 3010

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Illinois St. 44 40 12 96
Mississippi 32 52 9 93

Recap


Illinois State 96, Mississippi 93: Tyler Brown hit eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points as the visiting Redbirds held on in overtime in the opening round of the NIT.

Illinois State (21-13) finished 17 for 23 (73.9 percent) from 3-point range, setting a season high for most made 3-pointers in a game and the most by an Illinois State team in 16 years.

The Redbirds advance to meet Stanford in the second round.

Illinois State led by as many as six points in overtime, but the Rebels (20-14) pulled within 95-93 on Ladarius White’s basket with 40 seconds to go. The Rebels forced a turnover with 10.5 seconds left, but Nick Williams’ cross-court pass sailed out of bounds with 3.5 seconds left.

The Rebels trailed by 12 points with 12 minutes to go in regulation, but rallied in the closing minutes. With Mississippi training 83-81, Terrance Henry scored on a left-handed drive and drew a foul with 29 seconds to go. His free throw capped the three-point play and gave the Rebels an 84-83 lead.

Murphy Holloway blocked a shot at the other end for the Rebels, but Illinois State grabbed the rebound and Anthony Cousin was fouled by Reginald Buckner with 6.7 seconds left. Cousin hit 1 of 2 from the line to tie the game at 84.

Nic Moore added 24 points, going a perfect 6-for-6 on 3-point attempts, and finished with 10 assists for Illinois State.

White led Mississippi with 25 points, including four 3-pointers.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Brown was 8 for 9 from 3-point range. ... The 44 first-half points were the most scored in one half by the Redbirds this season. … Illinois State scored the game’s first eight points. … Mississippi’s Jarvis Summers missed a short jumper just before the end of regulation. Summers finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Illinois St. Redbirds

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jackie Carmichael 40:00 4-7 0-0 5-10 0 10 10 2 4 1 2 1 13
Jon Ekey 32:00 6-7 1-1 2-2 1 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 15
Nic Moore 38:00 7-9 6-6 4-5 0 2 2 10 2 2 5 0 24
John Wilkins 33:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 0 5 5 2 4 0 1 1 6
Tyler Brown 23:00 9-10 8-9 0-0 0 2 2 2 5 1 3 0 26
Bryant Allen 31:00 2-7 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
Anthony Cousin 24:00 0-1 0-0 2-4 1 2 3 4 1 0 4 0 2
Zeke Upshaw 4:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Johnny Hill 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 32-51 17-23 15-23 2 22 24 25 19 4 15 2 96
  62.7% 73.9% 65.2% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 15

Mississippi Rebels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Demarco Cox 10:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jarvis Summers 43:00 5-14 3-6 3-4 2 2 4 12 3 2 2 0 16
Nick Williams 26:00 3-10 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 0 2 0 8
Murphy Holloway 38:00 7-14 0-0 2-6 3 3 6 3 3 5 0 1 16
Terrance Henry 40:00 8-19 1-6 4-6 1 3 4 4 4 2 2 1 21
Reginald Buckner 27:00 1-2 0-0 0-1 2 5 7 1 4 1 0 2 2
LaDarius White 31:00 10-12 4-6 1-1 1 2 3 0 1 1 3 0 25
Aaron Jones 10:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Maurice Aniefiok 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 35-72 10-24 13-22 10 17 27 22 19 11 9 4 93
  48.6% 41.7% 59.1% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 9
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