Kansas City (3-2) vs. Arkansas State (3-2)
First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas; Sunday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas State squares off against Kansas City in an early season matchup. Kansas City took care of Idaho State by 16 on the road on Monday. Arkansas State lost 75-51 loss at home to Morehead State on Friday.
STEPPING UP: Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier has averaged 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds while Desi Sills has put up 13 points. For the Roos, Evan Gilyard II has averaged 16.8 points while Marvin Nesbitt Jr. has put up 11 points and 6.6 rebounds.EFFICIENT EVAN: Gilyard has connected on 51.9 percent of the 27 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 12 for 18 over the last three games. He’s also converted 50 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Red Wolves have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Roos. Arkansas State has an assist on 52 of 81 field goals (64.2 percent) over its past three contests while Kansas City has assists on 40 of 92 field goals (43.5 percent) during its past three games.
TOUGH DEFENSE: Kansas City has held opposing teams to 64 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all Summit League teams.
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