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How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan State: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming & Odds

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Illinois will face Michigan State Thursday night at 8:00pm CT on ESPN.

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Illinois (8-7, 0-2) @ No. 5 Michigan State (14-1, 1-1)

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 8:00pm CT

East Lansing, MI | Breslin Center (14,760)

Television: The game will televised on the ESPN

Live Video Stream: ESPN will have a live stream available via WatchESPN.

Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WSCR 670). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.

Odds: Michigan State is a 13.5-point favorite over Illinois. The over/under is 146 points.

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Team Statistical Profiles:

*All statistics out of 351 Division-1 programs

Illinois Fighting Illini

  • KenPom Ranking: No. 119
  • RPI Ranking: No. 118

Four Factors:

Offense Defense
Effective FG% 51.8 (83rd) 53.7 (299th)
Turnover % 14.3 (5th) 19.1 (131st)
Off. Reb. % 24.5 (309th) 26.9 (69th)
FTA/FGA 31.2 (289th) 28.1 (37th)
  • Last Five Games (3-2): UIC (W 83-79), South Dakota (W 91-79), Missouri (W 68-63), Michigan (L 68-78), Ohio State (L 73-75)
  • Points Per Game: 75.7 (T-142nd)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 74.7 (T-242nd)
  • Leading Scorer: Malcolm Hill (17.9 PPG)
  • Leading Rebounder: Mike Thorne Jr. (8.4 RPG) Malcolm Hill (5.6 RPG)

Most Frequent Lineup Over Past Five Games (19.3% of minutes):

  1. Jaylon Tate | JR
  2. Jalen Coleman-Lands | FR
  3. Kendrick Nunn | JR
  4. Malcolm Hill | JR
  5. Michael Finke | FR

Michigan State Spartans

  • KenPom Ranking: No. 7
  • RPI Ranking: No. 6

Four Factors:

Offense Defense
Effective FG% 55.3 (27th) 40.3 (2nd)
Turnover % 18.3 (157th) 14.3 (343rd)
Off. Reb. % 38.7 (15th) 24.1 (14th)
FTA/FGA 36.3 (176th) 34.1 (120th)
  • Last Five Games (4-1): Florida (W 58-52), Northeastern (W 78-58), Oakland (OT W 99-93), Iowa (L 70-83), Minnesota (W 69-61)
  • Points Per Game: 79.6 (65th)
  • Points Allowed Per Game: 61.3 (13th)
  • Leading Scorer: Denzel Valentine (18.5 PPG)
  • Leading Rebounder: Denzel Valentine (8.2 RPG)

Most Frequent Lineup Over Past Five Games (30.2% of minutes):

  1. Denzel Valentine | SR
  2. Lourawls Nairn Jr. | SO
  3. Bryn Forbes | SR
  4. Javon Bess | SO
  5. Matt Costello | SR