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Illinois State to meet Evansville in MVC basketball opener on Dec. 30

NORMAL — Illinois State's men's basketball team will travel to face Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference opener on Dec. 30, it was announced Tuesday.

ISU's league home opener at Redbird Arena will be against Southern Illlinois on Jan 3.

The 18-game MVC schedule was released by each school. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not sure if fans will be allowed to attend any games this season.

ISU will conclude its regular season at home on Feb. 27 against Drake. The Redbirds will be playing their finale at home for the first time since 2005.