Western Illinois Leathernecks (8-4, 1-0 Summit) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (5-8, 0-1 Summit)
Brookings, South Dakota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Illinois visits the South Dakota State Jackrabbits after Trenton Massner scored 24 points in Western Illinois’ 79-60 victory against the North Dakota State Bison.
The Jackrabbits are 2-1 in home games. South Dakota State is 2- when it wins the turnover battle and averages 15.2 turnovers per game.
The Leathernecks are 1-0 against Summit opponents. Western Illinois ranks fifth in the Summit shooting 33.1% from 3-point range.
The Jackrabbits and Leathernecks face off Thursday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Zeke Mayo is averaging 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds for the Jackrabbits.
Massner is averaging 16 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.7 steals for the Leathernecks.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jackrabbits: 3-7, averaging 65.0 points, 28.8 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 5.3 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 40.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.6 points per game.
Leathernecks: 6-4, averaging 74.9 points, 30.3 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points.
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