NORMAL, Il. (WEHT) The Aces started a weekend home-and-home series against Illinois state with an embarrassing road loss. Illinois State routs Evansville 94-56.

The Aces trailed the Redbirds by 10 at halftime, but Illinois State started the second half with a 22-4 run and never let up.

Jawaun Newton and Blake Sisley led the Purple Aces (4-13, 0-6 MVC) with 10 points apiece.

The Aces and Redbirds will play again Sunday afternoon at 1 at Ford Center.

(This story was originally published on January 21, 2022)