Paul Lusk taking his Bears to Southern Illinois to take on the Salukis.
And this will be a battle between two hot teams.
Missouri State has won four of its last five, the last two were season series sweeps.
Barry Hinson's Salukis have ripped off three straight wins.
It's also a big day at SIU Arena, as the Salukis are introducing their all-century team.
"It is a big rivalry," said MSU forward Christian Kirk. "I remember back when I was younger having the games sold out everytime we played them. It is a big rivalry and the young guys don't realize that. And we tried to tell them the last time they were here. They're one of the hottest tems in the Valley right now winning three in a row. We just have to go in there and play tough and realize they're going to try to take our heads off.."
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