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How to Watch: Illinois vs Northwestern

Information for Illinois' game against Northwestern

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After losing to Nebraska and falling to 11-6 (1-3) on the season, the Illinois Fighting Illini are in Evanston to face the Northwestern Wildcats. Illinois leads the all-time series against the Wildcats by a whopping margin of 130-39, but Northwestern has won three out of the last five games played at Welsh Ryan Arena. This includes the most recent game between the two teams--a 49-43 Northwestern win last season.

Game Time: 8:00 pm CT

Television: The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network

Announcers: Eric Collins and Stephen Bardo

Live Video Stream: BTN will have a live stream available via BTN2Go

Odds: Illinois opened as a 1.5 point favorite. The over/under hasn't been set 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.

Quick Hits:

Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Record: 11-6 (1-3)
  • KenPom Ranking: No. 56
  • RPI Ranking: No. 50
  • Last Five Games (2-3): Kennesaw State (W 93-45), Michigan (L 65-73 OT), No. 20 Ohio State (L 61-77), No. 11 Maryland (W 64-57), Nebraska (L 43-53)
  • Away Record: 0-4
  • Points Per Game: 74.2 (45th)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 63.0 (115th)
  • Leading ScorerRayvonte Rice - 17.0PPGMalcolm Hill - 13.9PPG
  • Leading RebounderRayvonte Rice - 6.9RPG | Nnanna Egwu - 5.6RPG

Northwestern Wildcats

  • Record: 10-6 (1-2)
  • KenPom Ranking: No. 132
  • RPI Ranking: No. 110
  • Last Five Games (3-2): UIC (W 63-46), NKU (W 76-55), Rutgers (W 51-47), No. 4 Wisconsin (L 58-81), Michigan State (L 77-84 OT)
  • Home Record: 7-3
  • Points Per Game: 65.1 (249th)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 61.8 (79th)
  • Leading Scorer: Tre Demps - 12.4PPG
  • Leading Rebounder: Alex Olah - 6.9RPG

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