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Redbirds Set For Weekend Road Trip

Written by on January 29, 2020

NORMAL-  The Illinois State Redbirds are back on the road again for a very challenging weekend against the Southern Illinois Salukis and the Missouri State Lady Bears.

The Salukis come into this weekend with 4-3 in conference play, and Missouri State has a 6-1 record in the MVC. Head Coach Kristen Gillespie said there are a couple keys that could help them have a successful weekend.

“It’s gonna be a big rebounding weekend for us, so just putting a lot of emphasis on that and the pace of our offense, how we need to attack them,” said Coach Gillespie. “And we’re just going over their sets making sure our staff has a great game plan to present to our players.”

The Redbirds are going to need a strong performance from players such as Juju Redmond. The Junior was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week and Coach Gillespie said she’s happy with Juju’s progress.

“You know with all newcomers whether they’re freshman or junior college transfers, it takes a little bit of time to learn the system, learn expectations, and find roles but I think Juju is really comfortable now of what we expect and want from her and were really trying to do a good job of putting her in spots on the floor where she can have success because I think she’s a tough match-up for a lot of teams.”

They will take on Southern Illinois Friday night at 6:00 followed by a Sunday afternoon match with #24 Missouri State at 2:00.