Middle Tennessee Faces Western Kentucky, Looks For 5Th Straight Home Win

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (19-7, 8-4 CUSA) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-16, 5-7 CUSA)

Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Middle Tennessee hosts Western Kentucky looking to prolong its four-game home winning streak.

The Blue Raiders are 9-6 in home games. Middle Tennessee is 6-11 against opponents with a winning record.

The Hilltoppers are 8-4 against CUSA opponents. Western Kentucky is fifth in college basketball scoring 41.4 points per game in the paint led by Rodney Howard averaging 7.8.

Middle Tennessee's average of 7.1 made 3-pointers per game this season is only 0.5 fewer made shots on average than the 7.6 per game Western Kentucky gives up. Western Kentucky averages 6.7 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.1 more made shots on average than the 5.6 per game Middle Tennessee gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jestin Porter is scoring 14.1 points per game and averaging 3.4 rebounds for the Blue Raiders. Elias King is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Middle Tennessee.

Don McHenry is averaging 16.1 points for the Hilltoppers. Howard is averaging 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Western Kentucky.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Raiders: 5-5, averaging 70.1 points, 35.2 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 4.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.1 points per game.

Hilltoppers: 7-3, averaging 82.0 points, 38.0 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 6.4 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.2 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.