Key scores 22, Indiana State beats Valparaiso 70-53
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tyreke Key scored 22 points with four of Indiana State's six 3-pointers, freshman Cooper Neese added 14 and the Sycamores beat Valparaiso 70-53 on Wednesday night.
Emondre Rickman chipped in with 12 points and Bronson Kessinger had 10 for Indiana State (11-8, 3-4 Missouri Valley). Key and Rickman each scored 10 points in the first half to help Indiana State build an 11-point lead.
Indiana State beats UNLV in semis of Diamond Head Classic
HONOLULU (AP) — Jordan Barnes had 28 points and five assists, Tyreke Key added 16 points and Indiana State beat UNLV 84-79 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday.
Barnes' 3-pointer with 43 seconds left extended Indiana State's lead to 81-77 and he added two free throws on their next possession. UNLV missed a shot and Key made 1 of 2 free throws to seal it.
Indiana State shoots 50 percent from 3, tops WKU 63-54
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Jordan Barnes scored 17 points with seven rebounds and Tyreke Key scored 16 with six boards and Indiana State beat Western Kentucky 63-54 on Saturday.
Indiana State (2-1) started the second half with a 10-3 run and led 42-33 on Bronson Kessinger's layup with 15:09 remaining. Later, Dalano Banton scored a 3-point play and a layup to bring the Hilltoppers within 48-46. The Sycamores outscored WKU 11-5 over the next five minutes to create safe distance.
Indiana State beats Div.-II McKendree University 80-63
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tyreke Key scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds and Indiana State beat Division II McKendree University 80-63 on Wednesday night.
Key was 7 of 13 from the field and 8 of 10 from the line for the Sycamores (2-1). Jordan Barnes added 19 points and four assists and Devin Thomas and Bronson Kessinger had 10 apiece. Thomas led with eight rebounds.
Indiana State shot 47 percent from the field compared to 39 percent for McKendree and had a 42-29 rebounding edge.