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Photos: Redbirds Win MVC Tournament Opener

Mar 3, 2018

The Illinois State University Redbirds beat the Indiana State Sycamores at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night, moving one step closer to Big Dance.

With tip-off at 8:30 p.m., the Redbirds held an early lead. Throughout the first half multiple fouls affected the Redbird squad as they attempted to keep a hold of their lead.

At the start of the second half, the Redbirds were winning 34-31, with traveling Redbird fans encouraging them at every step. The final score was Redbirds 77, Sycamores 70.

The Redbirds will go on to play Southern Illinois on Saturday at 5 p.m. The winner of Sunday's tournament championship gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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