Preparations for the 2013-14 season officially started at 7 a.m. Monday morning.
Illinois State has won five of its last six Missouri Valley Conference games.
The Redbirds go for their fifth win in six games.
All 12 dressed players saw action for the 'Birds, with 11 of them tallying points
The ISU men's basketball team held its first practice of 2013-14, Sept. 30, on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena.
2013-14/Sophomore at Illinois State Appeared in 11 games off of the bench, averaging 1.3 minutes per contest Scored a field goal on a layup with nine seconds remaining in the win over Bradley, plus forced one steal against the Braves (Feb. 15).
2012-13/Freshman at Illinois State Became a member of the team after walking on midway through the season Played in three games for a total of seven minutes Made his collegiate basketball debut in the win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 2) After checking into the game against Southern Illinois, he forced a steal, and then scored a fastbreak layup.
Prior to Illinois State Was a two-year starter for coach Jeff Powers at Naperville North High School Averaged 7.0 points, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a senior Netted a season-best 20 points versus Glenbard North High School Was an all-area and all-conference selection, and helped his team win the league title with a 19-7 overall record As a junior, averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game Also played football.
Personal Born July 28,1993 Son of Joe and Karen Stacho Name is pronounced: Matt STAY-show Major: Finance