After compiling a non-conference record of 10-3, the Illinois Fighting Illini are set to start Big Ten play in Ann Arbor against the Michigan Wolverines. The Illini have lost seven straight to Michigan, including a blowout loss at home and a heartbreaking loss in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament during the 2013-14 season.
Game Time: 2:00 pm CT
Television: The game will be televised on ESPN2
Live Video Stream: ESPN will have a live stream available via WatchESPN.com
Odds: Michigan opened at -3. The over/under hasn't been made available yet.
Radio: All Illinois Men's Basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WSCR 670). The game is broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.
Illinois Fighting Illini
- KenPom Ranking: No. 43
- RPI Ranking: No. 45
- Last Five Games: No. 7 Villanova (L 59-73), Oregon (L 70-77), Hampton (W 73-55), Missouri (W 62-59), Kennesaw State (W 93-45)
- Away: 0-1
- Points Per Game: 79.1 (26th)
- Points Allowed Per Game: 62.4 (108th)
- Leading Scorer: Rayvonte Rice - 17.7PPG
- Leading Rebounder: Rayvonte Rice - 6.5RPG
- KenPom Ranking: No. 80
- RPI Ranking: No. 155
- Last Five Games: NJIT (L 70-72), Eastern Michigan (42-45), No. 3 Arizona (L 80-53), SMU (L 51-62), Coppin State (W 72-56)
- Home Record: 6-3
- Points Per Game: 67.7 (189th)
- Points Allowed Per Game: 62.3 (106th)
- Leading Scorer: Zak Irvin - 15.3PPG
- Leading Rebounder: Caris LeVert - 5.4RPG