Southern Illinois faces Murray State, aims for 8th straight home win

Murray State Racers (11-9, 6-4 MVC) at Southern Illinois Salukis (16-5, 8-2 MVC)

Carbondale, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Southern Illinois will try to keep its seven-game home win streak intact when the Salukis face Murray State.

The Salukis have gone 9-1 at home. Southern Illinois is seventh in the MVC with 29.9 points per game in the paint led by Marcus Domask averaging 7.7.

The Racers are 6-4 against MVC opponents. Murray State is third in the MVC with 8.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Damiree Burns averaging 3.1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Domask is scoring 17.0 points per game and averaging 6.1 rebounds for the Salukis. Lance Jones is averaging 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Southern Illinois.

Jacobi Wood is averaging 12 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the Racers. Rob Perry is averaging 15.1 points over the last 10 games for Murray State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Salukis: 9-1, averaging 64.6 points, 29.3 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 7.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.5 points per game.

Racers: 5-5, averaging 69.6 points, 31.6 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 4.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.9 points.

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