Illinois State’s dream start to Missouri Valley Conference play has hit adversity.
Second-leading scorer Mikyle McIntosh suffered a torn meniscus and is expect to miss three weeks, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
The Redbirds are currently 10-0 in MVC play, with a home win over perennial league powerhouse Wichita State. They’ve got the Shockers again this weekend, meaning McIntosh. Based on the timetable, McIntosh could return for during the regular season for Illinois State, but, should the timetable hold, be safely available for the MVC tournament, which will likely determine the Redbirds’ postseason fate.
Illinois State has just two top-100 KenPom wins with the opportunity to pick up just two more in Valley play this season.
The 6-foot-7 junior is averaging 13.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point range this season.