Wichita State (19-4, 8-3): C Carl Hall, regardless of whether or not he returns to the starting lineup, will again see most of the minutes in the post against SIU’s small lineup. Orukpe is scoreless in his past two games and played seven minutes against Northern Iowa.… The Shockers have won three straight at SIU Arena and five of the past six meetings.… WSU coach Gregg Marshall needs one victory to move past Mark Turgeon into third on the school’s career list. Marshall is 128-64 in six seasons at WSU.… Early is the lone Shocker to reach double figures in the past two games. He is 7 of 19 from the field and 3 of 10 from three-point range, averaging 12.5 points in those games.
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Southern Illinois (8-14, 1-10): Sophomore F Dantiel Daniels may return to the starting lineup to add height against the Shockers. Daniels, who has started 14 games, averages 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds.… Jackson scored 28 points, making 10 of 19 shots, in SIU’s 82-76 loss at WSU on Jan. 9. “He’s one of those guys that can score even when he is guarded,” Marshall said.… SIU’s 83-47 loss at Illinois State on Saturday was the fourth-worst in program history. SIU has scored 56 or fewer points in its past five games. It is 13 of 51 from three-point range the past two.
RPIs as of Monday: WSU 26, SIU 220