Southeast Missouri State will host Northern Illinois and Missouri State will travel to UT-Martin on Saturday, February 21, apart of ESPNU’s BracketBuster.  This is the Redhawks fourth straight year in the BracketBuster. 

Last season, SEMO lost to Eastern Michigan 86-82.  The Redhawks are 3-20 overall and 0-12 on Ohio Valley Conference play.  SEMO has four games on their schedule before the 7:45 tip off on the 21st.

Missouri State does not have a start time slated for their game yet against  the Skyhawks who are led by 6-2, senior guard Lester Hudson, the No. 2 scorer in all of Division I basketball. Hudson averages 27.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, while shooting 86.9 percent at the free throw line. He has accounted for 546 of the squad’s 1506 points with 196 field goals, including 56 threes, to his credit.