NORMAL, Ill. (AP) DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 18 points, Paris Lee added 14 more and Illinois State pulled away late in the second half for a 73-63 win over Quincy on Friday.
Deontae Hawkins contributed 12 points and Tony Wills had 11 for Illinois State (3-4), which hit 8 of 16 from long range to snap a two-game skid. Hawkins and Wills also pulled down seven rebounds apiece.
Quincy, a Division II program held to just 32 percent shooting from the floor, pulled to within a point of Illinois State late in the second half on Joseph Tagarelli's basket with 4:40 left, but went scoreless the rest of the way. Illinois State scored nine straight points, clinching the win at the free throw line.