Western Illinois (2-7, 0-2) vs. South Dakota State (6-3, 2-1)
Frost Arena, Brookings, South Dakota; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Dakota State looks to extend Western Illinois’s conference losing streak to 14 games. Western Illinois’ last Summit League win came against the Denver Pioneers 86-80 on Jan. 11, 2020. South Dakota State is coming off a 93-50 win over Mount Marty on Monday.
SENIOR STUDS: Western Illinois’ Will Carius, Rod Johnson Jr. and Anthony Jones have collectively scored 40 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 43 percent of all Leathernecks scoring over the last five games.BRILLIANT BAYLOR: Baylor Scheierman has connected on 48.9 percent of the 47 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 24 over his last five games. He’s also made 88.2 percent of his free throws this season.