Indiana St., Loyola-Chicago start conference play

Indiana State (3-4, 0-0) vs. Loyola of Chicago (5-2, 0-0)

Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Indiana State visits Loyola of Chicago as MVC play starts for both teams. In conference play last season, Indiana State finished with 11 wins and seven losses, while Loyola of Chicago won 16 games and lost two.

TEAM LEADERS: The dynamic Cameron Henry is averaging 14.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists to lead the way for the Sycamores. Cooper Neese is also a big contributor, putting up 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The Ramblers have been led by Lucas Williamson, who is averaging 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.

CREATING OFFENSE: Henry has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Indiana State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.

WINNING WHEN: Loyola of Chicago is a perfect 5-0 when it turns the ball over 12 times or fewer. The Ramblers are 0-2 when they record more than 12 turnovers. The Indiana State defense has created 12 turnovers per game this year and 12.6 per game over its last five.

STREAK STATS: Loyola of Chicago has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 91 points while giving up 60.3.

DID YOU KNOW: Loyola of Chicago has made 10.4 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is second-best among MVC teams.


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