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How to Watch Illinois vs. Northwestern: Big Ten Tournament First Round

Win or go home.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch Illinois (11-20) vs. Northwestern (13-18)

Game Time: 8 p.m. CT

TV: BTN

Online Streaming: BTN2GO

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 -2, O/U 136.5

Quick Hits

Illinois Fighting Illini

Head Coach: Brad Underwood (2nd season)

2017-2018 Record: 14-18 (4-14 Big Ten)

2018-2019 Record: 11-20 (7-13 Big Ten)

2018-2019 Conference Standing: 11th

2017-2018 Postseason: N/A

Injuries: Anthony Higgs (general)

To find out what the Illini need to do to win, read here.

And what if — WHAT IF — Illinois won the entire Big Ten Tournament.

Northwestern Wildcats

Head Coach: Chris Collins (6th season)

2017-2018 Record: 15-17 (6-12 Big Ten)

2018-2019 Record: 13-18 (4-16 Big Ten)

2018-2019 Conference Standing: 14th

2017-2018 Postseason: N/A

To learn more about the matchup, here is our TCR Scouting Report.

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