How to Watch Illinois (17-6) vs. Northwestern (10-12)
Game Time: 1 p.m.
TV Channel: BTN
Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO
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.
Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season)
2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Chris Collins (9th season)
2020 Record: 9-15 (6-13 Big Ten)
What’s This Series Like?
- Illinois leads the all-time series 140-43
- Illinois has won the last 7 meetings.
What happened last time?
After missing the last two games with a concussion, Kofi Cockburn made his return to the starting lineup on Saturday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, and Illinois desperately needed him. His 22 points spearheaded the Illini to a 59-56 victory, and marked Illinois’ seventh straight win over the Wildcats.
Both defenses were locked in early. The Illini forced Northwestern into contested looks and two points through the game’s first 6+ minutes. They held the Wildcats to just 23% shooting from the field and 22% from deep through the first 20 minutes.