Illinois State is darn good, but this one got away from WMU especially in the second half. Their best chance came with about seven minutes to play when ISU stalled for a bit and the Broncos cut the lead to nine, but the Cardinals finished the game on a 19-6 tear. Nate Hutcheson scored 15 points and brought down 10 rebounds. Darius Paul had 14 and Brandon Pokley added 13.
After winning six in a row, WMU has now dropped two straight tough contests. An easier challenge awaits the 6-3 Broncos when they travel to High Point next Sunday.