Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-9, 8-5 C-USA) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-11, 5-8 C-USA)
Bowling Green, Kentucky; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky hosts the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders after Dontaie Allen scored 25 points in Western Kentucky’s 74-69 victory over the UTEP Miners.
The Hilltoppers have gone 7-4 in home games. Western Kentucky is fourth in C-USA with 13.5 assists per game led by Dayvion McKnight averaging 3.9.
The Blue Raiders are 8-5 in C-USA play. Middle Tennessee is eighth in C-USA shooting 33.4% from downtown. Jared Jones paces the Blue Raiders shooting 66.7% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: McKnight is shooting 44.1% and averaging 16.5 points for the Hilltoppers. Luke Frampton is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Western Kentucky.
Eli Lawrence averages 1.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Blue Raiders, scoring 12.1 points while shooting 31.9% from beyond the arc. DeAndre Dishman is shooting 54.0% and averaging 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Middle Tennessee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hilltoppers: 5-5, averaging 71.8 points, 31.6 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.8 points per game.
Blue Raiders: 6-4, averaging 70.7 points, 29.6 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.0 points.
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