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The Lincoln Blue Tigers will get back on the court for the first time in more than a week tonight when they face the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons in the Maryville Thanksgiving Classic.

Tip-off for today's game is at 5:30 p.m. in St. Louis.

Lincoln (0-2) opened its season with a six-point loss to Arkansas-Monticello and a 23-point loss to Minnesota State-Mankato last weekend in the Central Region Challenge at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

In those two games, Destan Williams led a balanced Lincoln scoring attack with 11.5 points. Chuck Wilson is averaging 10 points, while Ni'Sean Rigmaiden and Derrick Woods are both at 9.5 points per game.

Missouri-St. Louis (3-1), which received votes in the NABC Division II Top 25 preseason poll, is 1-1 in games against MIAA opponents. The Tritons lost 78-65 last Friday to top-ranked Northwest Missouri and defeated Missouri Western 72-67 on Saturday in the Hillyard Classic at St. Joseph.

Marty Jackson (6-foot-6, sr., forward) leads the Tritons with 20.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jose Grubbs (6-4, sr., guard/forward) and Yaakema Rose Jr. (5-9, sr., guard) each average 12.5 points per game.

Lincoln will then play host Maryville at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Maryville (3-1) is coming off a 57-54 win last Friday at Central Missouri.

Ari Jackson (6-4, soph., guard) leads the Saints with 13.5 points per game. Cameron Scales (6-4, grad., forward) and Dylan Ingram (6-6, fr., forward) each have 12 points per game. Scales has a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game.

Lincoln is 10-26 all-time against Missouri-St. Louis and 0-5 against Maryville, both of which play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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