Valley Notes: Defense helps spark Redbirds
Creighton's Jahenns Manigat, No. 12, drives against Illinois State's Kaza Keane in the first half of the Bluejays' 79-72 win over Illinois State. The Redbirds' defense has helped them rebound after an 0-6 start to league play, including the loss to Creighton.
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am
Illinois State is showing signs of life after a head-scratching 0-6 start to league play.
Picked second in the Missouri Valley Conference's preseason poll, the Redbirds appeared to be in good shape after going 9-3 in nonconference play. Then the bottom dropped out for them, especially on defense, in giving up an average of 74 points in their first six league games.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am.