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Redbirds one win away from NCAA Tournament berth

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell drives

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell drives against Wichita State in the MVC tournament semifinal game on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament is on the line when the Illinois State men’s basketball team plays for the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament championship at 1 p.m. Sunday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The Redbirds advanced to the title game following Saturday’s semifinal victory over Wichita State. Tickets for Sunday’s championship are available now on Sunday’s game will also be televised live on CBS and broadcast live on WJBC 1230-AM, 93.7-FM.

Fans are invited to attend Sunday’s pregame Redbird Rally:

When: Doors open at 10 a.m. Rally starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 8.
Where: Budweiser Brew House
Cost: Free to attend with food and drink options available for purchase.

Fans are encouraged to visit for more information.