Milik Yarbrough added 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Illinois State (13-9, 6-3 Missouri Valley Conference), which has won four of its last five games. Keyshawn Evans chipped in with 11 points. Copeland, Yarbrough and Evans combined to make all nine of the Redbirds' 3-pointers. Fayne posted his sixth game of the season with 20-plus points.
Fayne scored eight points during a 13-4 surge to open the second half that stretched the Redbirds' lead to 45-31 with 15 minutes remaining. Fayne's dunk with 5:47 left made it 64-43.
No. 15 Creighton on rise ahead of rematch with No. 21 Butler
No. 15 Creighton, which has played its way into contention for the Big East Conference regular-season championship, begins a crucial home stretch in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday in a showdown with No. 21 Butler.
No. 7 Maryland looks for sweep of No. 25 Ohio State
Jalen Smith and No. 7 Maryland each look to extend streaks to double digits when the Terrapins play at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday.
No. 16 Seton Hall aims for sweep of slumping St. John's
After Seton Hall's loss at Providence on Feb. 15, Pirates coach Kevin Willard was steamed. On his postgame radio interview, he cited unnamed "bad attitudes," and then he met with his team three times on Monday.