Texas A&M at ISU Tipoff Set for 8:05 p.m. Monday

March 20, 2014

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NORMAL, Ill. - Monday's College Basketball Invitational (CBI) quarterfinal matchup between the Illinois State men's basketball team and Texas A&M is scheduled for an 8:05 p.m. CT tipoff on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, the Gazelle Group released Thursday. The Monday-night game will also be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

After beating Morehead State, 77-67, in the CBI First Round Wednesday night, the Redbirds remain at home to host Southeastern Conference (SEC)-foe Texas A&M. Tickets for the Redbirds' CBI quarterfinal home game are on sale now by clicking here, at the Redbird Arena ticket office, or by calling (309) 438-8000.

The cost is once again $5 for students, $10 for upper bowl tickets and $15 for lower bowl tickets. Season ticket holders who already requested post-season tickets will have their tickets automatically renewed and mailed out.

ISU (17-15) is now 13-3 on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena this season, and the Redbirds have won 13 out of their last 14 games at home. Meanwhile, Texas A&M (18-15) also won its CBI opener with a 59-43 victory over Wyoming in College Station, Texas.

Monday's CBI quarterfinal contest against the Aggies will mark the first-ever appearance by an SEC team at Redbird Arena, and only the second-ever in Normal, Ill. Mississippi visited ISU Dec. 23, 1978, and the Redbirds won, 76-72. ISU has only met Texas A&M one other time, with the Redbirds prevailing, 74-66, in overtime Dec. 21, 1984 at the American Savings Classic in Stockton, Calif.

CBS Sports Network - which is carrying Monday's game along with the CBI championship series - is available across the country through local cable providers, such as on Comcast channels 531 and 963, and via satellite on DirecTV channel 221 and Dish Network channel 158.

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