Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Illinois State gets its 2021-22 season rolling by hosting the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. UNC Wilmington went 7-10 last year, while Illinois State ended up 7-18.
DID YOU KNOW: UNC Wilmington went 5-3 against non-conference programs last season. In those eight games, the Seahawks gave up 72 points per game while scoring 75.8 per contest. Illinois State went 2-3 in non-conference play, averaging 74.2 points and allowing 77.2 per game in the process.