Dave's College Basketball Picks, Feb. 18: Wichita State at Illinois State

dave darbySenior Analyst IFebruary 17, 2009

Wichita State (13-13, 7-8) at Illinois State (21-5, 10-5)

Line: Illinois State -10

Wichita State got a home victory against league-leading Northern Iowa 69-61 on Saturday in Charles Koch Arena. The win was the Shockers' second in a row and seventh in their last nine games. One of the victories in the string was a 64-58 victory over the Redbirds back on Jan. 21.

Illinois State throttled Drake on Saturday 67-45 to put some distance between themselves and fourth place Bradley.  The Redbirds are tied with Creighton with 21 wins overall and rank second in the Missouri Valley Conference in both offensive points scored and defensive points allowed.


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