GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS — Josh Jefferson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Phil Fayne had 18 points and nine rebounds and Illinois State beat the University of Akron 73-68 on Tuesday in the Cayman Islands Classic.
Fayne made two free throws with 3:38 to go for a 68-62 lead, but UA pulled within 70-68 on Jimond Ivey's fast-break dunk. Yarbrough made 1-of-2 free throws with 25 seconds left for a three-point lead, and after Ivey missed a 3-pointer, Josh Jefferson sealed it with two free throws.
Milik Yarbrough added 12 points, 16 rebounds and three assists for Illinois State (3-2). Zach Copeland scored 11 with six assists.
Ivey had 16 points and eight rebounds for UA (3-2), which shot just 32.3 percent from the field. Loren Cristian Jackson added 15 points with five assists but he was just 3-of-12 shooting, and Daniel Utomi had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Zips.
The Zips were 3-of-20 from 3-point range in the first half and finished 7-of-41 for 17.1 percent.