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Illinois State, Loyola, Eastern Illinois will play on

Illinois State, Loyola, Eastern Illinois will play on

Illinois State's drive to make the NCAA tournament fell short, but the Redbirds' season will continue in the NIT. The No. 4-seeded Redbirds will host No. 5 Green Bay in a first-round game at 7 p.m. Wednesday. ISU has won six of its last seven games and is 10-5 at home this season. Illinois State (21-12) tied for third in the Missouri Valley Conference before making a run in the conference tournament. The Redbirds upset Wichita State in the semifinals, then gave Northern Iowa a game in the tournament title game before falling 69-60. The Redbirds are led by Daishon Knight, who averages 14.3 points per game, and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, who averages 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. ...

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