Morehead St. faces Mizzou
Morehead State (4-0) vs. Missouri (3-1)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State and Missouri both look to put winning streaks together . Each squad is coming off of an easy home victory in their last game. Missouri earned a 75-56 win over Wofford on Monday, while Morehead State emerged with a 76-53 blowout win over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday.
LEADING THE WAY: The Eagles are led by Justin Thomas and Jordan Walker. Thomas is averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and five assists while Walker is putting up 13.8 points per game. The Tigers have been anchored by Dru Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon. D. Smith has averaged 11.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists while Tilmon has put up 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.DOMINANT DRU: D. Smith has connected on 30 percent of the 10 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 8 over the last three games. He’s also converted 88.9 percent of his foul shots this season.
THREAT FROM DEEP: Morehead State’s Walker has attempted 25 3-pointers and connected on 24 percent of them, and is 2 of 11 over the last three games.
STREAK SCORING: Missouri has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 76 points while giving up 51.3.
DID YOU KNOW: Morehead State has posted an outstanding offensive rebound percentage of 42.1 percent, ranking the Eagles sixth nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Missouri stands at just 24.6 percent (ranked 255th).