The Redbirds finish with 18 or more wins for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
ISU will host Texas A&M Monday, March 24, in the quarterfinals of the CBI.
Zach Lofton scored a career-high 25 points for Illinois State.
ISU is preparing for its Friday afternoon matchup against Missouri State in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals.
ISU received more MVC Newcomer of the Week awards than any other team this season.
WJBC Redbird Recap:Missouri State vs. ISU
Fall Conversations: #22 Reggie Lynch
Quarterfinal round of the CBI Tournament at Redbird Arena on March 24, 2014.
Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.
Illinois State Vs. Indiana State
Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.
2013-14/Freshman at Illinois State Earned 2014 Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer and All-Freshman accolades Named the MVC Newcomer of the Week (March 2) Set the MVC and Illinois State freshman single-season blocks records, with 96 total blocks Also set the ISU freshman single-season field goal percentage mark, with a 110-for-189 (58.2 percent) average, which led Illinois State and ranked second in the MVC Played in all 34 games while making 20 starts Led the league in blocks (2.8 per game) Led the Redbirds and ranked No. 15 in league-rebounding Matched a career-high with six field goals for 15 points plus seven rebounds and five blocks - breaking the previous MVC freshman record of 92 - in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) semifinal loss at Siena (Mach 26) Blocked a career-best six shots and scored nine points in the CBI quarterfinal win over Texas A&M (March 24) Matched a career-best with eight rebounds in the CBI first-round win over Morehead State (March 19) Scored 10 points with four blocks and three rebounds in the loss at Southern Illinois (March 1) Earned career-bests in points (16) and rebounds (8) in the win over Indiana State (Feb. 26) Made a career-best six free throws during a career-high 29 minutes in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) Set the freshman blocks record - surpassing the previous mark of 52 - with two blocks in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) Scored 14 points with seven rebounds and four blocks in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) Recorded a career-high two assists, plus scored eight points in the win over Evansville (Jan. 15) Was one of four Redbirds to reach double-figures, scoring 11 points while blocking three shots with three steals and five rebounds in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) Scored eight points with three blocks and four rebounds in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) Netted 10 points - including a clutch free throw to send the game to overtime - in the loss at Missouri State (Jan. 2) Shot 4-for-4 from the field to score 10 points in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) Scored 10 points with five rebounds in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17).
Prior to Illinois State Was one of the top shot-blockers in the state of Minnesota Helped lead Edina High School (24-8) to a third place finish at the 2012-13 state tournament Tallied 22 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort to secure third As a junior, averaged 10.1 points per game and led Edina to the Section Six Class AAAA finals Following his senior year, was invited to participate in the 2013 Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game Also played for the Minnesota Magic Elite AAU program.
Personal Born November 30, 1994 Son of John and Marlene Lynch Has one brother His uncle, Kevin Lynch, played in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets from 1991-93 Major: Business Administration