Wichita State (4-1) vs. Missouri (3-2)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Missouri hosts Wichita State in an early season matchup. Wichita State won 74-73 over UNLV on Sunday, while Missouri fell to Florida State in Jacksonville on Monday, 81-58.
SQUAD LEADERS: Missouri's Kobe Brown has averaged 16 points and 7.2 rebounds while Ronnie DeGray III has put up 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. For the Shockers, Tyson Etienne has averaged 15 points while Ricky Council IV has put up 11 points.EFFECTIVE ETIENNE: Etienne has connected on 33.3 percent of the 39 3-pointers he's attempted and has gone 11 for 27 over his last three games. He's also converted 76.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Tigers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Shockers. Missouri has an assist on 36 of 67 field goals (53.7 percent) across its previous three games while Wichita State has assists on 37 of 71 field goals (52.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Wichita State as a collective unit has made nine 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among AAC teams.