Missouri State takes on Illinois State after Mosley’s 32-point game | national
Illinois State Redbirds (9-8, 2-2 MVC) vs. Missouri State Bears (13-6, 4-2 MVC)
Springfield, MO; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Missouri State takes on the Illinois State Redbirds after Isiaih Mosley scored 32 points in Missouri State’s 74-57 win over the Valparaiso Beacons.
The Bears are 7-3 in home games. Missouri State is second in MVC with 78.6 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field.
The Redbirds are 2-2 in MVC play. Illinois State is averaging 13.5 turnovers per game and is 4-0 when turning the ball less than their opponents.
The teams are meeting for the second time in conference this season. The Redbirds won 79-74 in the final game on December 2. Antonio Reeves led the Redbirds with 22 points and Gaige Prim led the Bears with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ja’Monta Black is averaging 2.7 3-pointers per game for the Bears, scoring 10.4 points while shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc. Mosley is shooting 55.1 percent and averaging 15.5 points over the past 10 games for Missouri State.
Reeves is averaging 21.1 points per game and averaging 4.1 rebounds for the Redbirds. Josiah Strong is averaging 10.1 points and 2.9 rebounds over Illinois State’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bears: 8-2, averaged 76.0 points, 31.3 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 66.6 points per game.
Redbirds: 6-4, averaged 78.0 points, 31.2 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 76.1 points.
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