The 18th ranked Lake Land Lady Lakers improved to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the Great Rivers with a 60-44 win over Southwestern. The men’s team was not as fortunate, as they lost on a three-pointer in the closing seconds, 73-72.
The EIU women’s team had four players in double figures, but turned the ball over 20 times, resulting in 29 Murray State points in a 92-74 final.
Maverick Morgan scored 16 points to lead Illinois to an 85-69 win over Michigan. The Fighting Illini had six players score in double-figures. Illinois is now 12-and-5 overall and 2-and-2 in the Big Ten. The home stand continues Saturday against Maryland.