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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Jordan Barnes hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points and Brandon Murphy tipped in Barnes’ missed 3 at the buzzer to give Indiana State beat Northern Iowa 69-67 on Wednesday night.

Murphy finished with nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and Brenton Scott scored 13 points for Indiana State (8-9, 3-2 Missouri Valley). Scott, who has 1,561 career points, moved past Eddie Bird into seventh on school’s all-time list. He is one point behind David Moss and seven shy of Jake Odum in fifth.

Barnes hit a 3-pointer and converted a 3-point play in a 31-second span during a 14-2 run that gave the Sycamores a 59-52 lead. Isaiah Brown’s layup pulled Northern Iowa (8-9, 0-5) within one point with 1:16 left and, after four straight points by Barnes, Wyatt Lohaus hit a 3 to make it 67-65 and a quick steal by Juwan McCloud led to a Tywhon Pickford layup that tied it with 13 seconds to play.

Pickford led UNI with 18 points, Brown scored 13 and Lohaus 12.

The Panthers led by as many as 11 points in the first half and Brown’s layup to open the second have gave them a 40-31 lead. Barnes hit three 3s during a 13-4 run over the next four minutes that made it 44-all.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A student-led organization at Indiana State University is working to make the university a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

The (Terre Haute) Tribune Star reports Tobacco-Free Blue was founded last spring to advocate for more limits at the university’s Terre Haute campus, which is primarily tobacco free but has some outdoor designated smoking areas. The current policy also allows people to smoke in private vehicles while on campus.

Tobacco-Free Blue’s proposal calls for the campus to be completely smoke free and tobacco free, including e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. Designated smoking areas and smoking in private vehicles would no longer be allowed.

The student group plans to meet with university president Dan Bradley later this month to discuss the proposal.

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – Matt Van Scyoc drilled a 3-pointer with 1:32 left in the extra period to give Indiana State a six-point advantage that the Sycamores turned into an 80-74 overtime win over Ball State Tuesday night.

Brandon Murphy gave Indiana State a 64-62 lead with a 3-point play with 15 seconds left in regulation, but Tayler Persons hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 64-64 and force overtime.

Everett Clemons gave the Sycamores the lead for good with a layup with 3:50 left in the game and added a free throw a minute later that made it 69-66.

Brenton Scott finished with 25 points to lead Indiana State (1-1), which was 28 of 59 from the field (47.5 percent). Van Scyoc added 14.

Persons finished with 26 points to lead Ball State (1-1), with Franko House contributing another 21 as the Cardinals shot 38 percent from the field (27 of 71).

DENNISON, Ill. (WTHI) — Authorities are investigating after an Indiana State University student died in a fraternity event in Illinois over the weekend.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a report of a person who had fallen from a small boat into a pond early Sunday morning.

The office says a 19-year-old male was recovered from the pond.

The office says he was taken to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute where he died.

The male has been identified as Yiorgo Karnezis.

Indiana State University officials confirm Karnezis was a freshman at the university. The school went on to say that he died during an overnight social event for Sigma Chi Fraternity near Marshall, Illinois.

ISU confirms they have suspended all operations of the Sigma Chi Fraternity as protocol while officials investigate.

“The Indiana State University community is deeply saddened by the death of Yiorgo Karnezis. The death of a student affects the entire Sycamore family, and we as a community extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,” said Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D., vice president for student affairs, in a statement from ISU.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Brenton Scott scored 19 and Khristian Smith added 17 points with eight rebounds to help Indiana State beat Ball State 73-61 Tuesday night.

Matt Van Scyoc hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for Indiana State (6-6), which has won three in a row after losing four straight.

Scott hit a pair of 3s during an 18-6 first-half run to put the Sycamores in front 30-18 with 5:48 left. They went into the break leading 33-24.

Ball State (7-4) pulled within five twice early in the second half and cuts its deficit to 60-53 with 5:23 to go but Van Scyoc hit a three and Smith scored five during a 9-3 spurt that pushed the Indiana State lead back into double figures and Ball State never threatened again.

Franko House led Ball State with 15 points. Jeremie Tyler added 13 while Jeremiah Davis and Bo Calhoun scored 10 apiece.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Demolition has started on two 15-story former residence halls at Indiana State University.

The Tribune Star reports a 7,000-pound wrecking ball slammed into one of the Statesman Towers on Monday.

The 160-foot tall towers have been under discussion for more than a decade.

Andy Licht is with Renascent, the company hired to tear down the towers. He said it will take until about mid-October to complete the project, including putting in sidewalks and greenspace.

The demolition will cost $1.9 million. The company is using a crane and wrecking ball. Licht said much of the building’s metal will be recycled.

The Statesman Towers were built in the 1960s as residence halls and later were converted to academic classrooms for the colleges of education and business.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Four Indiana State University students were robbed Friday night.

They were walking in downtown Terre Haute.

Police say the two suspects had a hand-gun with them.

They also say the suspects took some items and a little cash from the students.

It happened in the 600 block of Oak Street around 11:30 Friday night.

According to WISH-TV NEWS sister station, WTHI, after the robbery, the four victims ran to the McDonald’s at 3rd and Poplar Streets.

There, they told an off-duty officer what happened.

Police are looking for two black males between the ages of 18 and 25.

The suspects have short hair.

At the time of the robbery, they were wearing dark clothes.

No one was injured.

If you have any information, call Indiana State Police or the Terre Haute Police Department.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – The documentary film “Slavery by Another Name” will be the focus of a free, public forum next week hosted by the Indiana State Museum, the Freetown Village living history site in Indianapolis and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Slavery by Another Name” tells the stories of mostly Southern black men charged with crimes like vagrancy who were bought and sold and subjected to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor up until World War II.

The documentary is part of a film series developed by the National Endowment for Humanities to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The forum will begin at noon Jan. 29 in the Dean and Barbara White Auditorium at the State Museum in downtown Indianapolis. It will feature excerpts from the film.