Illinois State (14-13, 7-7) vs. Indiana State (13-13, 5-9)
Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana State looks to extend Illinois State’s conference losing streak to five games. Illinois State’s last MVC win came against the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers 65-57 on Feb. 2. Indiana State lost 79-57 to Southern Illinois in its most recent game.
SUPER SENIORS: Illinois State has benefited heavily from its seniors. Milik Yarbrough, Phil Fayne, Zach Copeland, Keyshawn Evans and William Tinsley have combined to account for 78 percent of the team’s scoring this season and 88 percent of all Redbirds points over the last five games.
MIGHTY MILIK: Yarbrough has connected on 38.5 percent of the 78 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 21 over his last five games. He’s also made 73.8 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Indiana State is 0-5 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 13-8 when it scores at least 63.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Sycamores have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Redbirds. Indiana State has 34 assists on 71 field goals (47.9 percent) across its past three matchups while Illinois State has assists on 32 of 71 field goals (45.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Indiana State gets to the line more often than any other MVC team. The Sycamores have averaged 21.2 foul shots per game this season.
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