Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball

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Illinois State Redbirds
2014–15 Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team
Illinois State Redbirds athletic logo
University Illinois State University
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Location Normal, IL
Head coach Dan Muller (3rd year)
Arena Redbird Arena
(Capacity: 10,200)
Nickname Redbirds
Colors

Red and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1990, 1997, 1998

The Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team represents Illinois State University, located in Normal, Illinois, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They are currently led by head coach Dan Muller and play their home games at Redbird Arena as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Season by season records[edit]

Season Team W L PCT Conf. Record Postseason
Independent
1971–72 Illinois State 16 10 .615
1972–73 Illinois State 13 12 .520
1973–74 Illinois State 17 9 .654
1974–75 Illinois State 16 10 .615
1975–76 Illinois State 20 7 .741
1976–77 Illinois State 22 7 .759 NIT Quarterfinals
1977–78 Illinois State 24 4 .857 NIT First Round
1978–79 Illinois State 20 10 .667
1979–80 Illinois State 20 9 .690 NIT Sweet Sixteen
1980–81 Illinois State 16 11 .593
Missouri Valley Conference
1981–82 Illinois State 17 12 .586 9–7
1982–83 Illinois State 24 7 .774 13–5 NCAA First Round
1983–84 Illinois State 23 8 .742 13–3 NCAA Second Round
1984–85 Illinois State 22 8 .733 11–5 NCAA Second Round
1985–86 Illinois State 15 14 .517 9–7
1986–87 Illinois State 19 13 .594 7–7 NIT Elite Eight
1987–88 Illinois State 18 13 .581 9–5 NIT First Round
1988–89 Illinois State 13 17 .433 6–8
1989–90 Illinois State 18 13 .581 9–5 NCAA First Round
1990–91 Illinois State 5 23 .179 4–12
1991–92 Illinois State 18 11 .621 14–4
1992–93 Illinois State 19 10 .655 13–5
1993–94 Illinois State 16 11 .593 12–6
1994–95 Illinois State 20 13 .606 13–5 NIT Sweet Sixteen
1995–96 Illinois State 22 12 .647 13–5 NIT Elite Eight
1996–97 Illinois State 24 6 .800 14–4 NCAA First Round
1997–98 Illinois State 25 6 .806 16–2 NCAA Second Round
1998–99 Illinois State 16 15 .516 7–11
1999–2000 Illinois State 10 20 .333 5–13
2000–01 Illinois State 21 9 .700 12–6 NIT First Round
2001–02 Illinois State 17 14 .548 12–6
2002–03 Illinois State 8 21 .276 5–13
2003–04 Illinois State 10 19 .345 4–14
2004–05 Illinois State 17 13 .567 8–10
2005–06 Illinois State 9 19 .321 4–14
2006–07 Illinois State 15 16 .484 6–12
2007–08 Illinois State 25 10 .714 13–5 NIT Sweet Sixteen
2008–09 Illinois State 24 10 .706 11–7 NIT First Round
2009–10 Illinois State 22 10 .688 11–7 NIT First Round
2010–11 Illinois State 12 19 .387 4–14
2011–12 Illinois State 21 14 .600 9–9 NIT Sweet Sixteen
2012–13 Illinois State 18 15 .545 8–10
2013–14 Illinois State 18 16 .529 9–9 CBI Semifinals
Regular season 765 526 .593

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

The Redbirds have appeared in 6 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–6.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1983 First Round Ohio L 51–49
1984 First Round
Second Round
Alabama
DePaul
W 49–48
L 75–61
1985 First Round
Second Round
Southern California
Oklahoma
W 58–55
L 75–69
1990 First Round Michigan L 76–70
1997 First Round Iowa State L 69–57
1998 First Round
Second Round
Tennessee
Arizona
W 82–81OTt
L 82–49

NIT Results[edit]

The Redbirds have appeared in 12 National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 9–12.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1977 First Round
Quarterfinals
Creighton
Houston
W 65–58
L 91–90
1978 First Round Indiana State L 73–71
1980 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
West Texas State
Illinois
W 80–63
L 75–65
1987 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Akron
Cleveland State
La Salle
W 79–72
W 79–77
L 70–50
1988 First Round Cleveland State L 89–83
1995 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Utah Sate
Washington State
W 93–87
L 83–80
1996 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Mount St. Mary's
Wisconsin
Tulane
W 73–49
W 77–62
L 83–72
2001 First Round Purdue L 90–79
2008 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Utah State
Dayton
W 61–57
L 55–48
2009 First Round Kansas State L 83–79OT
2010 First Round Dayton L 63–42
2012 First Round
Second Round
Ole Miss
Stanford
W 96–93OT
L 92–88OT

CBI Results[edit]

The Redbirds have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round
Quarterfinals
Morehead State
Texas A&M
Siena
W 77–67
W 62–55
L 61–49

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