NORMAL, Ill. — Zach Copeland scored 15 points and Illinois State beat Division-II Lindenwood University 79-62 on Saturday.Copeland was 6 of 9 from the field including three from distance for the Redbirds (4-2). Josh Jefferson added 14 points and Phil Fayne had 13 points and seven boards.Illinois State shot 54 per cent from the field compared to 35 per cent for Lindenwood and had a 39-33 rebounding edge.Copeland drained two 3-pointers and Jefferson hit another as part of a 17-8 start for the Redbirds and they led all the way to a 36-22 advantage at the break.Illinois State extended its lead to 49-27 on a hail of 3-pointers by William Tinsley and Milik Yarbrough early in the second half and to 55-30 on another Tinsley 3 before Lindenwood had a chance to close to 67-53 with 4:01 left.Chris King scored 14 points for the Lions. Chandler Diekvoss led with nine rebounds in addition to his 11 points.The Associated Press read more