Milik Yarbrough added 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Illinois State (13-9, 6-3 Missouri Valley Conference), which has won four of its last five games. Keyshawn Evans chipped in with 11 points. Copeland, Yarbrough and Evans combined to make all nine of the Redbirds' 3-pointers. Fayne posted his sixth game of the season with 20-plus points.
Fayne scored eight points during a 13-4 surge to open the second half that stretched the Redbirds' lead to 45-31 with 15 minutes remaining. Fayne's dunk with 5:47 left made it 64-43.
No. 13 Memphis will be without Wiseman vs. Alcorn State
No. 13 Memphis failed its first big test on the court, losing 82-74 to No. 14 Oregon on Tuesday night in Portland.
Next test for surprising Ohio: No. 10 Villanova
The No. 10-ranked Villanova Wildcats will look to bounce back from Wednesday's 25-point loss Wednesday at Ohio State when they battle Ohio on Saturday for just the second time in program history.
Queen scores 20 as New Mexico St. beats Southern 79-63
Trevelin Queen scored 20 points, including three 3-pointers, Ivan Aurrecoechea added 19 points, and New Mexico State beat Southern 79-63 on Thursday night.