Illinois State and Eastern Illinois protected home court successfully Saturday.
The Redbirds downed Evansville 75-71, while the Panthers upset Tennessee Tech 79-71.
Mack Smith set an Eastern Illinois (8-15, 4-8) single game freshman scoring record with a career-high 31 points.
Milik Yarbrough, Phil Fayne and Matt Hein led a balanced Illinois State (13-11, 7-5) scoring attack with 13 points apiece.
Click the videos above for highlights from both games!