NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jackie Carmichael was 14 for 14 from the free-throw line and finished with 20 points as Illinois State defeated Norfolk State 68-36 on Sunday.
Jordan Threloff added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Redbirds (7-3), who shot 36 percent from the field but hit 25 of 30 shots from the foul line.
Chris McEachin led Norfolk State (7-5) with 10 points. The Spartans shot just 22 percent from the field, were outrebounded 46-32 and committed 21 turnovers.
Norfolk State was still within 37-27 with 13:14 left in the game when Illinois State scored 17 unanswered points. Tyler Brown started the run with a 3-pointer, Threloff added six points during the burst and Zeke Upshaw finished it off with a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to put the Redbirds on top 54-27 with 7:46 remaining.