Final
1 2 T
Redbirds 37 32 69
Hilltoppers 36 47 83
Points
WESTKY
19
Assists
ILLST
5
Rebounds
ILLST
8

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Camron Justice posted 19 points as Western Kentucky defeated Illinois State 83-69 in the Paradise Jam on Saturday night.

Jared Savage had 16 points for the Hilltoppers (5-1), Jordan Rawls added 14 and Carson Williams had 11.

Western Kentucky trailed by one at halftime but made 7 of 8 3-pointers and made 13 of 19 from the field (68%) in the second half to pull away. For the game, WUK was 11 of 19 outside the arc (58%) and 16-31 inside.

Ricky Torres had 15 points for the Redbirds (2-3), Keith Fisher III 13 and Dedric Boyd 11.

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