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Illinois State Hosts Evansville

Illinois State will look for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Evansville. 


In its last nine wins against the Purple Aces (9-12, 0-8), Illinois State (6-14, 1-7) has won by an average of 9 points. Evansville’s last win in the series came on Jan. 15, 2016, a 66-55 victory.


Evansville has relied heavily on its seniors. K.J. Riley, Sam Cunliffe, Artur Labinowicz and John Hall have combined to account for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 68 percent of all Purple Aces points over the team’s last five games.


Zach Copeland has accounted for 48 percent of all Illinois State field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 34 field goals and 17 assists in those games.


Evansville has dropped its last five road games. Illinois State has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 56 points while giving up 62.3.


Game time is 7 pm from Redbird Arena. 

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