The Northern Iowa Panthers visit Redbird Arena in Normal, Illinois on Tuesday to play the Illinois State Redbirds. The Panthers fell to 6-9 on the season following a 58-51 setback against the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday. The AJ Green led the Panthers in the loss with 16 points, while Trae Berhow scored 11 while grabbing 11 rebounds to post a double-double.
The Redbirds improved to 8-7 on the season following a 58-48 win on Saturday over the Evansville Purple Aces. Illinois State was led by Phil Fayne with 20 points of which 16 were scored in the all-important second half when the Redbirds were able to pull away from the Purple Aces.
AJ Green leads the Panthers in scoring with an average of 14.9 points per game and is the only player for Northern Iowa averaging double figures in points per game. Trae Berhow leads the Panthers in rebounds with an average of 6.5 per game, while Green is the leader in assists with an average of 2.3 per game. Northern Iowa is shooting 39.2% from the field and 32.3% from 3-point territory.
Milik Yarbrough is leading the Redbirds in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 16.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. Three other Redbirds players are averaging double figures in scoring. The Redbirds are shooting 43.1% from the field and 43.2% from 3-point territory.