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How to Watch No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 16 Drexel: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

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NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Illinois vs Iowa Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch No. 1 Illinois (23-6) vs. No. 16 Drexel (12-7)

Game Time: 12:15 p.m. CT

TV Channel: TBS

Online Streaming: NCAA.com

Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.

Odds: ILL -22.5, O/U 143.5

Quick Hits:

Illinois Fighting Illini

Head Coach: Brad Underwood (4th season)

2020-21 Record: 3-6 (16-4 in Big Ten)

Read more about Ayo Dosunmu and Illinois’ goals this tournament.

Drexel Dragons

Head Coach: Zach Spiker (5th season)

2020-21 Record: 12-7 (4-5 in Colonial)

Here’s a Washington Post column about Drexel Basketball!

Fun Drexel Facts:

  • Illinois and Drexel have never played each other.
  • Drexel is in Philadelphia.
  • The Dragons’ biggest rival is Penn.
  • No, they don’t have a real dragon.

What Happened Last Time

Well, since these teams have never played each other, here’s what happened the last time Illinois was in the NCAA Tournament.

Illinois lost to Miami in the Round of 32. Hence, the Illinois Rule. (March 24, 2013)