JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two in-state schools are set to square off as Missouri State opens its 2021-22 campaign by hosting the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. Southeast Missouri went 11-16 last year, while Missouri State ended up 17-7.
DID YOU KNOW: Southeast Missouri went 2-4 against non-conference schools last season. In those six games, the Redhawks gave up 74.7 points per game while scoring 72.5 per outing. Missouri State went 2-0 in non-conference play, averaging 89.5 points and giving up 72 per game in the process.