Bradley visits Illinois State following Lewis’ 20-point game

Bradley Braves (8-9, 2-3 MVC) at Illinois State Redbirds (8-8, 1-2 MVC)

Normal, Illinois; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Illinois State takes on the Bradley Braves after Kendall Lewis scored 20 points in Illinois State’s 86-75 loss to the Drake Bulldogs.

The Redbirds have gone 7-2 at home. Illinois State ranks fourth in the MVC with 24.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Sy Chatman averaging 4.3.

The Braves are 2-3 in conference games. Bradley is 3-8 against opponents with a winning record.

The Redbirds and Braves match up Sunday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Antonio Reeves is scoring 20.9 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Redbirds. Chatman is averaging 10.4 points over the past 10 games for Illinois State.

Ville Tahvanainen averages 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Braves, scoring 7.2 points while shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc. Terry Roberts is averaging 10.9 points and 3.2 assists over the past 10 games for Bradley.

LAST 10 GAMES: Redbirds: 6-4, averaging 79.6 points, 31.1 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.2 points per game.

Braves: 6-4, averaging 74.3 points, 34.9 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.3 points.

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