Not sure why people keep saying SIUC and Missouri st don't improve attendance. They almost always have a higher average than other non-conference games and last year our only sellout besides vcu was SIUC.
We should play them both, particularly given that we aren't an attractive opponent for most teams right now.
I don't have the numbers but they were posted on other threads over the years and the total increase is not that high. By the way I never said they did not improve attendance what I said was they do not add that much to it.