NORMAL - The Illinois State men's basketball team opened the season with an explosive offensive effort Monday night with a 100-72 win against California-Santa Barbara.
Redbird senior Jackie Carmichael led all scorers with a career-high 27 points. He also had 10 rebounds.
ISU continues its season Thursday at Drexel. Pregame on WJBC AM 1230 and FM 93.7 starts at 5 p.m.
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