Arkansas State (3-4, 0-0) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2-5, 0-0)
Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe meet in the first conference game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, Arkansas State finished with eight wins and 12 losses, while Louisiana-Monroe won five games and lost 15.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Louisiana-Monroe’s Russell Harrison has averaged 13.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Koreem Ozier has put up 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. For the Red Wolves, Norchad Omier has averaged 11.9 points and 9.9 rebounds while Caleb Fields has put up 12.7 points and four rebounds.ROBUST RUSSELL: Harrison has connected on 28.6 percent of the 49 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 32 over his last five games. He’s also made 75 percent of his free throws this season.