Illinois State to Travel to Western Michigan on Feb. 19
Jackie Carmichael
Jackie Carmichael

Jan. 31, 2011

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State men's basketball team has been matched up to face Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich., at Read Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 19, as a result of the BracketBusters concept. The game time has not yet been finalized.

The Redbirds, who own an 11-11 record this season, are 3-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while WMU is 11-9 overall and in second place in the Mid-American Conference's West Division with a 4-3 mark.

This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools. Western Michigan leads the series, 4-2, but the teams split the last two meetings, as each school won on its home floor during a home-and-home series in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.

Illinois State owns a 6-2 record in games created by the BracketBusters concept and selection process, including a 71-62 victory over Morehead State on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena last season. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.