Illinois State found themselves on the wrong side of the bubble on Selection Sunday.
It wasn’t much of a surprise, to be honest. The Redbirds had won just a single game against top 80 competition, and that came against in-league rival Wichita State.
That was never going to be enough to get them a bid, not when Wichita State was a No. 10 seed.
So head coach Dan Muller took to twitter to try and find a non-conference game:
And guess what … it worked!
I don’t know why these mid-majors coaches complain about not being able to get games.
Just tweet out a bitmoji and you’re good to go.
Seems pretty simple to me.