The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:00 am

Eastern Illinois at Purdue Fort Wayne

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Memorial Coliseum

Records: Purdue Fort Wayne (5-5); Eastern Illinois (4-3)

Series: Purdue Fort Wayne leads 5-1

TV: CN81

Radio: 1380 AM, 100.9 FM

Outlook: Eastern Illinois has wins over Chicago State and Incarnate Word. Their other two wins are over NAIA members Indiana Northwest and Saint Francis (Ill.). George Nixon is averaging 13.4 points. … The series dates back to 2008 when the teams played two games. The Mastodons are 2-0 at home all time against EIU. The only loss came on a neutral court at Eastern Michigan in 2012. When the two teams met last year, the Mastodons won 104-60 on Nov. 28 at Eastern Illinois. … The Mastodons have held their last three opponents (Ohio Northern, Niagara and Grand Canyon) to 40% or below field-goal shooting. … On the flip side, the Mastodons have shot better than 50% in all three games. … The Mastodons limited those three foes to a combined 14 of 63 (22.2%) on 3-pointers. … Deonte Billups is 9 of 16 on 3-pointers over the last three games. That includes a career-high 13 pointsagainst Ohio Northern. … The Mastodons have four or more blocks in each game, are averaging 9.3 steals and have won the three games by an average of 22.6 points. … Jarred Godfrey is shooting 80.6% (29 of 36) from the free-throw line, is third in the Summit League in points (159) and fourth in the league in assists (36). Godfrey is 34th in the nation in made field goals (57), 34th in the nation in total points (159). The Mastodons rank fourth in the country in made 3-pointers (93), fifth in 3-point field goal attempts (259), and 16th in total assists (140). … Dylan Carl is shooting 56.9% (33 of 58). … Cameron Benford is averaging 4.6 rebounds. … Brian Patrick is fifth in the Summit League in total points (144).

– Journal Gazette

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