OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Perspective was no problem Saturday for both head coaches after Keyshawn Evans scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime as Illinois State defeated Mississippi 101-97.
"I'm still not quite sure how we won this game," said Illinois State coach Dan Muller, as he quickly walked off the court while his team celebrated behind him. "It's big. But it only stays big if we keep winning."
Illinois State (5-6), led by as many as 14 points in the second half and missed a potential game-winning shot to send it to overtime at 87-87. Evans, who added seven assists and four rebounds, hit a 3-point shot to open overtime - his fifth bucket of the game from behind the arc - and the Redbirds never trailed again.