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Eastern Illinois visits No. 5 Kansas on 4-game road skid


Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (5-1)

Lawrence, Kansas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jayhawks -39; over/under is 142

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Illinois hits the road against No. 5 Kansas looking to break its four-game road slide.

The Jayhawks are 2-0 on their home court. Kansas leads college basketball with 24.2 assists per game led by Dajuan Harris averaging 6.8.

The Panthers are 0-4 in road games. Eastern Illinois is fourth in the OVC with 33.4 rebounds per game led by Kooper Jacobi averaging 7.4.

Kansas' average of 7.2 made 3-pointers per game this season is just 0.5 more made shots on average than the 6.7 per game Eastern Illinois gives up. Eastern Illinois has shot at a 40.9% rate from the field this season, 5.7 percentage points above the 35.2% shooting opponents of Kansas have averaged.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin McCullar is shooting 32.0% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Jayhawks, while averaging 18.2 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists. Hunter Dickinson is shooting 65.8% and averaging 21.2 points for Kansas.

Jacobi is scoring 11.1 points per game and averaging 7.4 rebounds for the Panthers. Nakyel Shelton is averaging 10.1 points for Eastern Illinois.


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