Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball

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Illinois State Redbirds
2017–18 Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team
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University Illinois State University
Head coach Dan Muller (6th season)
Conference Missouri Valley
Location Normal, Illinois
Arena Redbird Arena
(Capacity: 10,200)
Nickname Redbirds
Colors Red and White[1]
         
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 Round of 32
1984, 1985, 1998
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1990, 1997, 1998
Conference regular season champions
1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2017

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 Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Will Robinson (Independent) (1971–1975)
1971–72 Will Robinson 16–10
1972–73 Will Robinson 13–12
1973–74 Will Robinson 17–9
1974–75 Will Robinson 16–10
Will Robinson: 62–41 (.602)
Gene Smithson (Independent) (1975–1978)
1975–76 Gene Smithson 20–7
1976–77 Gene Smithson 22–7 NIT Quarterfinals
1977–78 Gene Smithson 24–4 NIT First round
Gene Smithson: 66–18 (.786)
Bob Donewald (Independent) (1978–1981)
1978–79 Bob Donewald 20–10
1979–80 Bob Donewald 20–9 NIT Second round
1980–81 Bob Donewald 16–11
Bob Donewald (Missouri Valley Conference) (1982–1989)
1981–82 Bob Donewald 17–12 9–7 5th
1982–83 Bob Donewald 24–7 13–5 2nd NCAA First Round
1983–84 Bob Donewald 23–8 13–3 T–1st NCAA Second Round
1984–85 Bob Donewald 22–8 11–5 T–2nd NCAA Second Round
1985–86 Bob Donewald 15–14 9–7 4th
1986–87 Bob Donewald 19–13 7–7 4th NIT Quarterfinals
1987–88 Bob Donewald 18–13 9–5 3rd NIT First round
1988–89 Bob Donewald 13–17 6–8 T–5th
Bob Donewald: 207–122 (.629) 77–47 (.621)
Bob Bender (Missouri Valley Conference) (1989–1993)
1989–90 Bob Bender 18–13 9–5 T–2nd NCAA First Round
1990–91 Bob Bender 5–23 4–12 T–8th
1991–92 Bob Bender 18–11 14–4 T–1st
1992–93 Bob Bender 19–10 13–5 1st
Bob Bender: 60–57 (.513) 40–26 (.606)
Kevin Stallings (Missouri Valley Conference) (1993–1999)
1993–94 Kevin Stallings 16–11 12–6 4th
1994–95 Kevin Stallings 20–13 13–5 T–2nd NIT Second round
1995–96 Kevin Stallings 22–12 13–5 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1996–97 Kevin Stallings 24–6 14–4 1st NCAA First Round
1997–98 Kevin Stallings 25–6 16–2 1st NCAA Second Round
1998–99 Kevin Stallings 16–15 7–11 7th
Kevin Stallings: 123–63 (.661) 75–33 (.694)
Tom Richardson (Missouri Valley Conference) (1999–2003)
1999–2000 Tom Richardson 10–20 5–13 T–8th
2000–01 Tom Richardson 21–9 12–6 2nd NIT First round
2001–02 Tom Richardson 17–14 12–6 3rd
2002–03 Tom Richardson 8–21 5–13 10th
Tom Richardson: 56–64 (.467) 34–38 (.472)
Porter Moser (Missouri Valley Conference) (2003–2007)
2003–04 Porter Moser 10–19 4–14 10th
2004–05 Porter Moser 17–13 8–10 6th
2005–06 Porter Moser 9–19 4–14 T–9th
2006–07 Porter Moser 15–16 6–12 T–7th
Porter Moser: 51–67 (.432) 22–50 (.306)
Tim Jankovich (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2012)
2007–08 Tim Jankovich 25–10 13–5 2nd NIT Second round
2008–09 Tim Jankovich 24–10 11–7 3rd NIT First round
2009–10 Tim Jankovich 22–11 11–7 3rd NIT First round
2010–11 Tim Jankovich 12–19 4–14 T–9th
2011–12 Tim Jankovich 21–14 9–9 T–3rd NIT Second round
Tim Jankovich: 104–64 (.619) 48–42 (.533)
Dan Muller (Missouri Valley Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Dan Muller 18–15 8–10 6th
2013–14 Dan Muller 18–16 9–9 T–4th CBI Semifinals
2014–15 Dan Muller 22–13 11–7 T–3rd NIT Second round
2015–16 Dan Muller 18–14 12–6 T–2nd


2016–17 Dan Muller 28–7 17–1 T–1st NIT Second round
2017–18 Dan Muller 0–0 0–0
Dan Muller: 104–65 (.615)
Total: 894–582 (.606)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Source[2]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

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

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1983 No. 6 First Round No. 11 Ohio L 49–51
1984 No. 8 First Round
Second Round
No. 9 Alabama
No. 1 DePaul
W 49–48
L 61–75
1985 No. 9 First Round
Second Round
No. 8 USC
No. 1 Oklahoma
W 58–55
L 69–75
1990 No. 14 First Round No. 3 Michigan L 70–76
1997 No. 11 First Round No. 6 Iowa State L 57–69
1998 No. 9 First Round
Second Round
No. 8 Tennessee
No. 1 Arizona
W 82–81 OT
L 49–82

Source[3]

NIT results[edit]

The Redbirds have appeared in 14 National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 11–14.

Year Round Opponent Result
1977 First round
Quarterfinals
Creighton
Houston
W 65–58
L 90–91
1978 First round Indiana State L 71–73
1980 First round
Second round
West Texas State
Illinois
W 80–63
L 65–75
1987 First round
Second round
Quarterfinals
Akron
Cleveland State
La Salle
W 79–72
W 79–77
L 50–70
1988 First round Cleveland State L 83–89
1995 First round
Second round
Utah State
Washington State
W 93–87
L 80–83
1996 First round
Second round
Quarterfinals
Mount St. Mary's
Wisconsin
Tulane
W 73–49
W 77–62
L 72–83
2001 First round Purdue L 79–90
2008 First round
Second round
Utah State
Dayton
W 61–57
L 48–55
2009 First round Kansas State L 79–83OT
2010 First round Dayton L 42–63
2012 First round
Second round
Ole Miss
Stanford
W 96–93OT
L 88–92OT
2015 First round
Second round
Green Bay
Old Dominion
W 69–56
L 49–50
2017 First round
Second round
UC Irvine
UCF
W 85–71
L 62–63

Source[3]

CBI results[edit]

The Redbirds have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 2–1. They turned down a bid in the 2015-16 season.

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

Source[3]

Redbirds drafted into the NBA[edit]

Draft Year Player Position Round Overall NBA Team
1999 Rico Hill SF 2 31 LA Clippers
1977 Jeff Wilkins C 2 37 San Antonio Spurs
1975 Robert Hawkins SF 3 51 Golden State Warriors
1973 Doug Collins SG 1 1 Philadelphia 76ers

I-74 Rivalry[edit]

The I-74 Rivalry is the rivalry game between the Illinois State and Bradley University.

Plane crash[edit]

In 2015, while flying home from the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis, a plane carrying Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward and 6 others crashed just outside Bloomington, Illinois, leaving no survivors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISU Graphic Standards (PDF). January 1, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Illinois State Redbirds Index | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "Illinois State media guide" (PDF). 

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