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How to Watch: Illinois vs #11 Maryland

Information for Illinois' game against the Maryland Terrapins.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to capture their first conference victory of the season on Wednesday night as they prepare to welcome Melo Trimble and the #11 Maryland Terrapins to Champaign. This tall task for the Illini got even tougher on Tuesday as Coach Groce informed the media that star senior guard Rayvonte Rice will miss 5-6 weeks with a broken left hand.

This is the first-ever conference matchup between these two schools, but Maryland leads the overall series 5-4. However the Illini have won the last two meetings, including a 71-62 victory in the 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Game Time: 8:00 pm CT

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

Announcers: Eric Collins and Shon Morris

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

Odds: Maryland opened at -1, but the line has since moved to -2 in their favor. The over/under has been set at +130.5

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

  • KenPom Ranking: No. 57
  • RPI Ranking: No. 62
  • Last Five Games: Hampton (W 73-55), Missouri (W 62-59), Kennesaw State (W 93-45), Michigan (L 65-73 OT), #20 Ohio State (L 61-77)
  • Home Record: 7-0
  • Points Per Game: 76.9 (30th)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 64.1 (134th)
  • Leading ScorerRayvonte Rice - 17.0PPG | Malcolm Hill - 13.1PPG
  • Leading Rebounder: Rayvonte Rice - 6.9RPG | Malcolm Hill - 5.6RPG

Maryland Terrapins

  • KenPom Ranking: No. 18
  • RPI Ranking: No. 14
  • Last Five Games: UPST (W 67-57), Oklahoma State (W 73-64), Oakland (W 72-56), Michigan State (W 68-66 2OT), Minnesota (W 70-58)
  • Away Record: 2-0
  • Points Per Game: 74.1 (51st)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 61.3 (72nd)
  • Leading Scorer: Melo Trimble - 16.2PPG
  • Leading Rebounder: Jake Layman - 6.3RPG

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