ISU takes it’s own Tournament 60-47 over Jacksonville State

NORMAL—Justin Clark scored 11 points Sunday and Illinois State defeated Jacksonville State 60-47 to win the Global Sports Roundball Classic. Alex Rubin and Blake Mishler scored 10 points each for the Redbirds (5-1), who were 3-0 in the four-team round-robin tournament.Illinois State led 23-19 at halftime. Rubin did make two 3-pointers in the half, but overall the Redbirds were just 9-for-27. But Illinois State scored the first five points in the second half and eventually opened up a 46-34 lead.Nick Murphy led the Gamecocks (2-5) with 16 points, and Stephen Hall added 15. Jacksonville State shot 38 percent (17-of-45) from the field while ISU was 21-for-50 at 42 percent.