Illinois State comeback attempt falls short in 70-67 loss to Northwestern State

Plus Illini hoops prepares for UCLA and Illini football mourns a loss
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:46 PM CST
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(25 News Now) - Illinois State dropped a heartbreaker to Northwestern State on Thursday night in a 70-67 loss to Northwestern State. Darius Burford led the way for the Redbirds with 20 points. ISU now heads to the Cayman Islands for the Cayman Islands Classic where they’ll play LSU on Monday and two more games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Illinois basketball is gearing up by far their biggest game of the season. The No. 19 Illini play No. 8 UCLA in the Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas.

Illinois football, meanwhile, is mourning a loss. The team announced via press release that head coach Bret Bielema’s mother, Marilyn, has died. The Illini canceled Thursday’s scheduled media session with Bielema.