Illinois State is also coming off its best three-point shooting game in school history when posting at least 10 makes.
Redbirds enter game with a 5-0 all-time mark against the SEC
Illinois State faces No. 25 Creighton with NCAA Tournament Bid on the Line
Redbirds look to advance to championship game for third time in Jankovich's five seasons
The Redbirds open the Valley slate Thursday night
WJBC Redbird Recap ISU vs. Southern Illinois
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ISU vs. SIU Highlights
Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas - Little Rock
ISU vs. B-CU, November 27, 2011
Men's Basketball vs. SIUE
ISU vs. Drake
Illinois State vs. UNI 1/12/11
2010-11 (Illinois State): Played in 29 games with one starting assignment Scored in double-figures six times, including a season-best 14 points twice Tossed in 14 points in the season-opener against SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) and scored another 14 tallies at Arkansas-Little Rock (Nov. 21) Earned his first ISU career start against Montana State (Dec. 4) Dished out a career-best five assists against South Dakota (Nov. 26) Made at least one three-pointer in 13 games.
2009-10 (Illinois State): Sat out the 2009-10 season to meet NCAA residency rules.
2008-09 (Fordham): Appeared in 19 games at guard and started three Took a leave of absence from the team Feb. 12th following the death of a personal friend Ranked fifth on the team with 8.2 points per game Third on the team with 32 three-pointers made Also had 25 assists and 14 steals Scored in double figures seven times Began his collegiate career with 24 points against Columbia (Nov. 14), setting a Fordham record for most points scored by a freshman in his debut Thanks to his performance against Columbia, he was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Nov. 16) Tossed in 11 points at Villanova (Nov. 17) Finished with 12 points, including the game-tying three-pointer and game-winning layup at St. Bonaventure (Jan. 28) Grabbed a season-best five rebounds against James Madison (Nov. 30) Matched that with five boards and added six points in win over Lafayette (Dec. 8) Coached by Dereck Whittenburg.
2007-08 (Brewster Academy): Led the Bobcats to the 2008 New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class A Championship Averaged 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as Brewster went 31-4 on the season, 16-0 in the conference, setting a school record for most wins in a season Scored a team-high 20 points, including four three-pointers, in Brewster's 69-65 overtime win over Winchendon Prep in the NEPSAC Championship game Netted 25 points in Brewster's 95-74 semifinal win over South Kent, connecting on five three-pointers Appeared in the Rose Hill Gym with the Bobcats in the 2008 National Prep School Championship Tournament, where Brewster advanced to the semifinals of the tournament Coached by Jason Smith.
Thornwood HS: A two-time all-state and all-area selection Averaged 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior and was a 2007 McDonald's All-American nominee for the state of Illinois Earned IBCA Third Team All-State honors as well as Chicago Sun Times All-Area accolades Selected to play in the Windy City All-Star Game and the McLegends All-Star game as well as the 33rd Annual City vs. Suburban All-Star game A two-time SICA East All-Conference pick, a two-time State Farm Holiday Classic All-Tournament selection and a two-time Lincoln-Way East Tournament Most Valuable Player choice Served as a team captain Averaged a team-best 17.1 points per game, hitting 74-of-169 three-point attempts, along with 6.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest as a junior, leading the team to a 24-6 record and a third place finish at the 2006 Illinois AA state championship tournament Received IBCA All-State honors as a junior Carried a 4.0 grade-point average Member of the National Honor Society Coached by Bob Curran Prior to attending Thornwood, he went to Julian High School for one year.
Personal: Birthdate: May 19, 1989 Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. Parents: Horace and Billye Blue One of three children Major: recreation and park administration.