How to Watch Illinois (13-5) vs. Michigan State (15-3)
Game Time: 6 p.m. CT
TV Channel: ESPN
Online Streaming: ESPN+
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 -5.5, O/U 144.5
Illinois Fighting Illini
Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season)
2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4 Big Ten)
Michigan State Spartans
Head Coach: Tom Izzo (27th season)
2020 Record: 15-13 (9-11 Big Ten)
What’s This Series Like?
- Illinois trails the all-time series, 64-60
- Illinois has dropped the last three meetings
What happened last time?
Feb. 23, 2021: Michigan State 81, Illinois 72
After whooping Minnesota by 31 on Saturday for just the second Golden Gopher home loss of the year, Illinois had one of its worst performances all season at Michigan State on Tuesday. The Illini recorded more turnovers than made field goals in the first half and posted their lowest halftime point total all year at 26.
With an eight-game winning streak on the line, Illinois’ first half woes were too much to overcome in the second half, falling 81-72 in East Lansing, Mich.