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Illinois State Redbirds
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School Name: Illinois State University
Location: Normal, IL
Arena: Redbird Arena
Capacity: 10,200
Conference: The Valley
Head coach: Tim Jankovich


The Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball team represents the Illinois State University, located in Normal, Illinois, in NCAA Division I basketball competition.

Season by Season Records

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
Regular season 708 481 .595

NCAA Tournament Results

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 82–81 OT
L 82–49

NIT Results

The Redbirds have appeared in 11 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–11.

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 83–79 OT
2010 First Round Dayton L 63–42

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