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Illinois State Men’s Basketball

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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 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, […]

Image courtesy of Belmont athletics NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State will have a new conference opponent with Belmont joining the Missouri Valley Conference next season. The university’s campus is located just two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The Redbirds and Bruins most recently met in 2019 when Illinois State won at home 79-72. The move […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Illinois State men’s basketball team heading into the 2021-22 season. After all, it can only go up from here for the Redbirds who are coming off a last-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 7-18 (4-14 conference) record. […]

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State men’s basketball team is coming off their first last-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference since 2004. With a 17-39 record over the past two seasons, head coach Dan Muller opted to go the transfer portal route to fulfill the Redbirds’ roster for the 2021 campaign. ISU added four […]

image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – Just eight weeks away from tipoff, the Illinois State University men’s basketball schedule is officially finalized as the Missouri Valley Conference released its full slate Tuesday. The Redbirds will host Missouri State on Dec. 1, a rare MVC matchup in the middle of the non-conference part of the schedule […]

Image courtesy of goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State men’s basketball released its non-conference schedule Wednesday, which includes a trip to Cancun and a true road game against a Big Ten Conference foe for the second straight season. The Redbirds will open their season on Nov. 9 as they welcome North Carolina-Wilmington of the Colonial Athletic […]