NCAA Men's Basketball

Murphy leads Drake past Illinois St. 78-62 in MVC tourney

ST. LOUIS (AP) Tremell Murphy had a season-high 26 points as Drake got past Illinois State 78-62 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney on Friday night.

Anthony Murphy had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Drake (24-8). Noah Thomas added 13 points. Liam Robbins had three blocks for the hosts.

Illinois State put up 17 points in the first half, a season low for the team.

Phil Fayne had 18 points for the Redbirds (17-16). Milik Yarbrough added 11 points and seven rebounds.

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Updated March 8, 2019