Roy, Milwaukee host E. Illinois
Eastern Illinois (5-4) vs. Milwaukee (5-5)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as George Dixon and Eastern Illinois will battle Darius Roy and Milwaukee. The junior Dixon is averaging 14.4 points over the last five games. Roy, a senior, is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games.
SENIOR STUDS: Milwaukee has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Roy, Te’Jon Lucas, Josh Thomas and DeAndre Abram have collectively accounted for 65 percent of all Panthers points this season, though that number has dropped to 52 percent over the last five games.DOMINANT DARIUS: Roy has connected on 34.7 percent of the 49 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 18 over the last three games. He’s also made 82.1 percent of his foul shots this season.
THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Eastern Illinois’s Mack Smith has attempted 56 3-pointers and connected on 39.3 percent of them, and is 13 for 34 over the last five games.
STREAK STATS: Milwaukee has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 81 points while giving up 58.3.
DID YOU KNOW: Milwaukee is ranked second in the Horizon with an average of 73.6 possessions per game.