Illinois State heads to McLeod Center on Saturday to take on Northern Iowa. It takes place at 8 p.m. EST. The Redbirds fell to the Panthers 70-60 on Jan. 5 and are 2-9 against them over the last four years.
Illinois State is in sixth place in the Missouri Valley, Northern Iowa is in third place.
The 25 points by Tyler Brown helped the Redbirds to an 86-50 cakewalk over Missouri State on Feb. 27. He tallies 17.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.5 steals per game. The Panthers were defeated by Southern Illinois 63-57 on Feb. 27 despite 18 points and 5 rebounds from Marc Sonnen. He is averaging 9.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
StatSmack! Illinois State is better than Northern Iowa
Illinois State has a potent offense, scoring more points (75.5 per game vs. 65.6 per game) than Northern Iowa this season.
Tyler Brown is ranked 41st nationally in points, 3rd in the Missouri Valley in three-pointers, and 8th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Illinois State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (973 to 970) than Northern Iowa, per the NCAA.
Illinois State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Northern Iowa in 30 wins since 1980.