2008–09 Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team

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2008-09 Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball
Illinois State Redbirds Wordmark.png
NIT, First Round
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
2008-09 record 24–10 (11–7 MVC)
Head coach Tim Jankovich
Home arena Redbird Arena
Seasons
← 2007-08
2009-10 →
2008-09 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Standings
  Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
Creighton 14 4 .778 27 8 .771
Northern Iowa 14 4 .778 23 11 .677
Illinois State 11 7 .611 24 10 .706
Bradley 10 8 .556 21 15 .583
Evansville 8 10 .444 17 14 .548
Wichita State 8 10 .444 17 17 .500
Southern Illinois 8 10 .444 13 18 .419
Drake 7 11 .389 17 16 .515
Indiana State 7 11 .389 11 21 .344
Missouri State 3 15 .167 11 20 .344
Rankings from AP Poll
† MVC Tournament winner

The 2008–09 Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team represents Illinois State University in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team, which plays in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), is led by second-year head coach Tim Jankovich. In 2007-08, the Redbirds finished 25-10 (13-5 in the MVC).

Preseason[edit]

In the preseason, Illinois State played one game. They defeated the University of Illinois at Springfield 81-57.

Schedule[edit]

Missouri Valley Conference Standing: 3rd[1]
Date Opponent* Rank* Location Time# Result Overall Conference
Exhibition Games
November 11, 2008 Illinois-Springfield Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 81-57 1-0 0-0
Regular Season Games
November 15, 2008 Wright State Dayton, OH 6:00 p.m. W 69-61 1-0 0-0
November 21, 2008 Alabama State Normal, IL 5:00 p.m. W 77-71 2-0 0-0
November 22, 2008 Houston Baptist Normal, IL 5:00 p.m. W 107-70 3-0 0-0
November 23, 2008 Southern Methodist University Park, TX 7:30 p.m. W 84-73 4-0 0-0
November 28, 2008 Nicholls State Normal, IL 6:00 p.m. W 75-65 5-0 0-0
November 29, 2008 Winston-Salem Normal, IL 6:05 p.m. W 53-33 6-0 0-0
November 30, 2008 California Santa Barbara Normal, IL 3:35 p.m. W 87-59 7-0 0-0
December 6, 2008 Bowling Green Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 78-65 8-0 0-0
December 14, 2008 Morehead State Normal, IL 2:05 p.m. W 76-70 9-0 0-0
December 17, 2008 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, MI 6:00 p.m. W 72-69 10-0 0-0
December 20, 2008 Illinois Chicago Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 67-60 11-0 0-0
December 28, 2008 Missouri State Springfield, MO 2:05 p.m. W 72-69 12-0 1-0
December 31, 2008 Evansville Normal, IL 2:05 p.m. W 80-50 13-0 2-0
January 3, 2009 Creighton Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 84-64 14-0 3-0
January 6, 2009 Bradley Peoria, IL 7:05 p.m. L 56-52 14-1 3-1
January 10, 2009 Indiana State Terre Haute, IN 6:00 p.m. L 75-70 14-2 3-2
January 14, 2009 Drake Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 65-61 15-2 4-2
January 18, 2009 Missouri State Normal, IL 2:05 p.m. W 72-69 16-2 5-2
January 21, 2009 Wichita State Wichita, KS 7:05 p.m. L 64-58 16-3 5-3
January 24, 2009 Southern Illinois Normal, IL 4:05 p.m. W 70-63 17-3 6-3
January 28, 2009 Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA 7:05 p.m. L 59-55 17-4 6-4
January 31, 2009 Bradley Normal, IL 3:05 p.m. W 69-65 18-4 7-4
February 4, 2009 Southern Illinois Carbondale, IL 7:05 p.m. W 60-57 19-4 8-4
February 8, 2009 Indiana State Normal, IL 6:00 p.m. L 75-73 19-5 8-5
February 11, 2009 Evansville Evansville, IN 7:05 p.m. W 70-68 20-5 9-5
February 15, 2009 Drake Des Moines, IA 6:00 p.m. W 67-45 21-5 10-5
February 18, 2009 Wichita State Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. W 74-59 22-5 11-5
February 20, 2009 Niagara Lewiston, NY 6:00 p.m. L 70-56 22-6 11-5
February 24, 2009 Northern Iowa Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. 69-67 22-7 11-6
February 28, 2009 Creighton Omaha, NE 1:05 p.m. L 74-70 22-8 11-7
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament
March 6, 2009 Evansville St. Louis, MO 8:35 p.m. W 78-68 23-8 11-7
March 7, 2009 Creighton St. Louis, MO 4:00 p.m. W 73-49 24-8 11-7
March 8, 2009 Northern Iowa St. Louis, MO 1:05 p.m. L 60-57 24-9 11-7
National Invitation Tournament
March 18, 2009 Kansas State Manhattan, KS 7:00 p.m. L 83-79 24-10 11-7
*Rank according to ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. #All times are in CST. Conference games in BOLD.

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