Illinois St. plays E. Michigan

Illinois State (1-0) vs. Eastern Michigan (0-1)

Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Friday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Illinois State pays visit to Eastern Michigan in an early season matchup. Illinois State got past UNC Wilmington by five at home in its last outing. Eastern Michigan lost 68-62 at Indiana in its most recent game.

DID YOU KNOW: Illinois State went 2-3 against non-conference programs last season. In those five games, the Redbirds gave up 77.2 points per game while scoring 74.2 per outing. Eastern Michigan went 0-1 in non-conference play, averaging 67 points and giving up 83 per game in the process.

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