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NORMAL, Ill. – After coming off their most disappointing loss of the season against lowly Evansville, the Illinois State men’s basketball kicked off their toughest stretch of conference games Wednesday night when they hosted Drake at Redbird Arena. Two road matchups against Loyola-Chicago and Northern Iowa, a pair of MVC contenders, were up next for […]

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After overcoming a 20-point deficit to defeat Bradley this past weekend, the Illinois State men’s basketball team looked to carry that momentum with them on the road in their matchup with Missouri State Wednesday night. Instead of building on a thrilling win, the Redbirds suffered their worst loss of the season in […]

Photo courtesy goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team has crafted a knack for overcoming big deficits this season. They did exactly that Wednesday night, as the Redbirds rallied from nine down with 4:14 to play in the game to force overtime and then out-score Missouri State 15-10 in extra time to […]

Photo Courtesy from goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team trailed Bucknell by five points with 33 seconds remaining but turned the tables on the Bison to force overtime and clinch a hard-earned 105-100 win Saturday at Redbird Arena. In a game where Antonio Reeves struggled to find his shooting touch, Mark […]

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team hosted a fast-paced Murray State squad that scored early and often to defeat the Redbirds 77-65 on Tuesday night inside Redbird Arena. Antonio Reeves, who entered the game as the nation’s second-leading scorer, guided the Redbirds with a team-high 19 points, while Mark Freeman scored 15 and Sy Chatman 14. ISU […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team outscored North Carolina Wilmington by 14 points in the second half to escape with a 68-63 win on Tuesday night inside Redbird Arena. Junior guard Antonio Reeves sparked the comeback as his career-high 29 points allowed the Redbirds to overcome a 15-point […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State football team put on a defensive clinic in its 17-10 overtime win over No. 13 Northern Iowa on Saturday. This comes a week after blowing a late third quarter lead at Western Illinois. “I was really impressed with the way our team responded in all […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team cruised to an 85–59 win over the Davenport Panthers in its 2021-22 exhibition opener Thursday. A sluggish start by the Redbirds allowed the Panthers to hang around in a back-and-forth first half before a quick start to the second half sparked an […]

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team was picked to finish last in the 2021-22 Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll. The poll is voted on annually by a panel of coaches, sports information directors and media. The Redbirds were also the only team to not have any players selected to the all-MVC preseason […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State men’s basketball head coach Dan Muller made defense a major point of emphasis this offseason. Opponents scored an average of 72.8 points per game against the Redbirds just a year ago, the most allowed by any team in the Missouri Valley Conference. To make matters worse, […]