Missouri State Bears play the Evansville Purple Aces on 3-game win streak

Evansville Purple Aces (4-11, 0-4 MVC) at Missouri State Bears (7-7, 3-1 MVC)

Springfield, Missouri; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Missouri State comes into a matchup against Evansville as winners of three consecutive games.

The Bears are 4-2 on their home court. Missouri State is fifth in the MVC shooting 33.6% from downtown, led by James Graham shooting 46.4% from 3-point range.

The Purple Aces are 0-4 in conference games. Evansville is 1-0 in one-possession games.

The Bears and Purple Aces face off Wednesday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthew Lee is averaging five points and four assists for the Bears. Chance Moore is averaging 12.6 points over the past 10 games for Missouri State.

Kenny Strawbridge is scoring 15.9 points per game and averaging 4.2 rebounds for the Purple Aces. Antoine Smith Jr. is averaging 1.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Evansville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bears: 5-5, averaging 64.0 points, 30.9 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 62.5 points per game.

Purple Aces: 3-7, averaging 62.3 points, 29.0 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 5.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 40.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points.

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