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Balance Leads Redbirds Past IUPUI

Paris Lee scored 18 points with six assists and Illinois State defeated IUPUI 77-63 on Wednesday night for the Redbirds' second straight win.
Lee was 7 of 9 from the floor, including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers with all five Illinois State starters in double figures. MiKyle McIntosh added 14 points, Deontae Hawkins 13, D.J. Clayton 12 and Phil Fayne 11 for the Redbirds (3-2), who shot 50 percent. All five had at least six rebounds with Clayton pulling down eight and Illinois State outrebounding the Jaguars 42-31.
Matt O'Leary scored 17 points, for his career-high sixth straight game in double figures and added seven rebounds for IUPUI (2-5). Ron Patterson, with three 3-pointers, scored 15 points and Darell Combs 13.
A 14-2 run with six points from Fayne gave Illinois State a 25-14 lead with they extended to 44-29 at halftime. The Redbirds maintained a double-digit lead in the second half.

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