Illinois St. squares off against Bucknell

Bucknell (1-2) vs. Illinois State (1-2)

Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bucknell visits Illinois State in an early season matchup. Bucknell beat Rider by seven on Wednesday. Illinois State lost 77-65 to Murray State on Tuesday.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The electric Antonio Reeves has averaged 26.7 points to lead the way for the Redbirds. Sy Chatman is also a key contributor, producing 17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and three blocks per game. The Bison are led by Andrew Funk, who is averaging 17.3 points.ACCURATE ANDREW: Funk has connected on 39.3 percent of the 28 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 28 over the last three games. He’s also converted 100 percent of his free throws this season.

DID YOU KNOW: Illinois State has attempted the second-most free throws among all MVC teams. The Redbirds have averaged 24 free throws per game this season.

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