How to Watch Illinois (11-19) vs. Penn State (13-17)
Game Time: 11 a.m. CT
Online Streaming: FOXSPORTSGO
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: Illinois +7, O/U 149.5
Illinois Fighting Illini
Head Coach: Brad Underwood (2nd season)
2017-2018 Record: 14-18 (4-14 Big Ten)
2018-2019 Record: 11-19 (7-12 Big Ten)
2018-2019 Conference Standing: 10th
2017-2018 Postseason: N/A
Injuries: Anthony Higgs (general)
To find out what the Illini need to do to win, read here.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Head Coach: Pat Chambers (8th season)
2017-2018 Record: 26-13 (9-9 Big Ten)
2018-2019 Record: 13-17 (6-13 Big Ten)
2018-2019 Conference Standing: 12th
2017-2018 Postseason: NIT Champions
To learn more about the matchup, here is our TCR Scouting Report.
If Illinois wins...
- The Illini clinch a first-round bye.
- If Rutgers beats Indiana, Illinois is the No. 9 seed.
- If Indiana beats Rutgers, Illinois is the No. 10 seed.
If Illinois loses...
- The Illini play on the tournament’s first day on Wednesday.
- They will play either Nebraska or Northwestern.
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