Illinois State men’s basketball travels to the University of Illinois at Chicago on December 16 for a non-conference matchup. Join Illinois State alumni and Redbird fans at Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, just two blocks north of the UIC Pavilion.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. (8 p.m. game time), Wednesday, December 16
Where: Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, 324 South Racine Avenue, Chicago
Cost: $12 per person for the reception

Enjoy an appetizer buffet and soft drinks, or grab something from the cash bar. Wise Owl is located just off of the Eisenhower (290) Expressway and provides free parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Street parking and parking at the UIC Pavilion is also available. The CTA Blue Line stops at Racine and is one block away from both Wise Owl and the UIC Pavilion. Game tickets and transportation to the game are not included in event pricing.

Order your game tickets ($20/person) online through the Redbird Ticket Office to reserve your space in the Illinois State block. Make sure to wear your red and help us cheer on the Redbirds!

Register for the pregame by December 10 at or call Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586. If you can’t make the game, watch it on the American Sports Network or tune into the Illinois State Radio Network.