Northern Illinois (2-6) vs. Chicago State (3-6)
Jones Convocation Center, Chicago; Monday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Trendon Hankerson and Northern Illinois will go up against Brandon Betson and Chicago State. The senior Hankerson has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 10 over his last five games. Betson, a junior, is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Northern Illinois’ Hankerson, Anthony Crump and Chinedu Kingsley Okanu have combined to score 34 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 29 percent of all Huskies scoring over the last five games.TERRIFIC TRENDON: Hankerson has connected on 35.8 percent of the 53 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 29 over the last five games. He’s also converted 60 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: The Huskies are 0-5 when they allow at least 67 points and 2-1 when they hold opponents to anything below 67. The Cougars are 0-6 when allowing 74 or more points and 3-0 on the season, otherwise.
STREAK STATS: Northern Illinois has lost its last four road games, scoring 48.3 points, while allowing 74.5 per game.
LAST FIVE: Northern Illinois has scored 56 points while allowing 69.4 points over its last five games. Chicago State has averaged 61.8 points and given up 71.2 over its last five.
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