Jan. 23, 2014
Indiana State Game Notes
Illinois State Game Notes (Available by 5 p.m. Sunday)
Missouri State Lady Bears (7-9/2-3 MVC) at
Indiana State Sycamores (10-6/5-0 MVC), 1:00 p.m. Saturday
Illinois State Redbirds (4-11/3-2 MVC), 7:07 p.m. Monday
Locations: Terre Haute, Ind. | Normal, Ill.
Sites: Hulman Center (10,200) | Redbird Arena (10,000)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
TV: Indiana State game on ESPN3 | Illinois State game on Ozarks CW - MSU TV Network also includes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (KC), Charter Communications (St. Louis), WRBU My46 (St. Louis) and Mediacom in select markets. ESPN3 will also pick up the broadcast.
Live Audio: RadioSpringfield.com
Live Stats: Indiana State| Illinois State
Live Video: Indiana State| Illinois State
The Missouri State Lady Bears (7-9, 2-3 MVC) hit the road this week to face a pair of teams ahead of them in the league standings, beginning with Missouri Valley Conference-favorite Indiana State (10-6, 5-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Central.
MSU's matchup with the league-leading Sycamores will be broadcast live over the internet on ESPN3.
The Lady Bears then travel to Normal, Ill., for a 7 p.m. Monday game against Illinois State (4-11, 3-2). The Redbirds have rebounded from a 1-9 non-conference record to sit in a tie for fourth in the MVC standings through three weeks of competition. The Illinois State game will air on the Missouri State Television Network, with local affiliate KCZ (Ozarks CW) carrying the action in the Springfield market.
Missouri State holds a 49-16 series lead over the Sycamores, including a 20-11 mark in Terre Haute. Indiana State broke MSU's series streaks of nine consecutive wins overall and four in a row in Terre Haute with a series sweep last season.
Missouri State leads Illinois State 34-30 in the all-time series and has won four of the last six meetings. The Lady Bears are 13-18 all-time at ISU.
Scouting Indiana State
Indiana State is 10-6 overall and 5-0 in league play as the MVC preseason favorite. The Sycamores have won seven of their last eight games and are led by preseason all-MVC pick Anna Munn at 13.9 points per game. Fifth-year senior transfer Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir adds 13.6 points and 3.6 assists, and Rachael Mahan grabs 7.3 rebounds per game.
As a team, Indiana State scores 63.4 points and allows 60.9 while shooting 37.9 percent overall, 31.7 percent on 3-pointers and 64.1 percent from the foul line. ISU also leads the Valley with 10.1 steals per game.
Scouting Illinois State
Illinois State is 4-11 overall and 3-2 in MVC play heading into its Saturday game with Wichita State. Chloe Nelson is the lone Redbird averaging double-figure points with 14.0 per game along with a team-high 45 assists, while Octavia Crump owns the rebounding lead at 6.0 per contest.
As a team, Illinois State scores 59.1 points per game and allows 65.7 while shooting 37.6 percent overall, 26.4 percent from the 3-point line and 67.7 percent from the charity stripe.