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Illinois-Chicago (8-6, 5-4) vs. Northern Kentucky (8-8, 6-5).

BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

. BOTTOM LINE: Northern Kentucky goes for the season sweep over Illinois-Chicago after winning the previous match in Highland Heights. The groups last played each other on Jan. 29, when the Norse outshot Illinois-Chicago 42.1 percent to 37.7 percent and made 11 more free throws on the method to the 72-68 triumph.

BIG GUYS ON SCHOOL: Northern Kentucky’s Trevon Faulkner has averaged 17.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while Marques Warrick has actually installed 14.9 points. For the Flames, Teyvion Kirk has actually averaged 14.4 points, seven rebounds and 6.6 helps while Michael Diggins has set up 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds.

SECURING DOWN: The Norse have actually permitted simply 69 points per video game to conference opponents so far, an enhancement from the 75 per video game they quit in non-conference play.TERRIFIC TEYVION: Kirk has actually connected on 29.3 percent of the 41 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 13 over his last 3 games. He’s also transformed 54.3 percent of his nasty shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Northern Kentucky is 0-5 this year when it ratings 69 points or less and 8-3 when it ratings a minimum of 70.

ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Flames have just recently converted buckets by means of assists regularly than the Norse. Northern Kentucky has 37 assists on 83 field objectives (44.6 percent) across its previous three contests while Illinois-Chicago has helps on 42 of 79 field objectives (53.2 percent) during its previous three games.

SECOND POSSIBILITIES: Northern Kentucky has posted an exceptional offensive rebound portion of 35.1 percent this year. That rate is the 27th-highest in Department 1. The offending rebound portion for Illinois-Chicago stands at just 23.7 percent (ranked 281st).

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