Kansas City (4-4) vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (4-6)
Sam M. Vadalabene Center, Edwardsville, Illinois; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville both look to put winning streaks together . Each team is coming off of a blowout home victory in their last game. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville earned an 80-59 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday, while Kansas City won easily 94-32 over Calvary last week.
LEADING THE CHARGE: The versatile Ray’Sean Taylor is putting up 18.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and two steals to lead the way for the Cougars. Complementing Taylor is Shaun Doss Jr., who is maintaining an average of 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Roos have been led by Josiah Allick, who is averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Taylor has been directly responsible for 42 percent of all Southern Illinois-Edwardsville field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 22 field goals and 11 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 67: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-6 this year when it allows 67 points or more and 4-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 67.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Roos have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Cougars. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville has 37 assists on 79 field goals (46.8 percent) across its past three matchups while Kansas City has assists on 52 of 83 field goals (62.7 percent) during its past three games.
SECOND CHANCES: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 37.3 percent this year. That figure is the 19th-highest in the country. The offensive rebound percentage for Kansas City stands at just 25.3 percent (ranked 274th).
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