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How to Watch Illinois vs. Western Illinois: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

The Illini end their season-opening homestand against an in-state foe.

Jack Jungmann - TCR

How to Watch Illinois vs. Western Illinois

Game Time: 8 p.m.

TV Channel: BTN

Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO

Odds: ILL -25, O/U 141.5

Quick Hits

Illinois Fighting Illini (4-1)

Head coach: Brad Underwood (7th season, 118-80 record)

Last game: 88-60 win over Southern

Gameday Reading:

Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-3)

Head coach: Chad Boudreau (1st season, 2-3 record)

Last game: 66-73 loss to Valparaiso

Gameday Reading:

What Happened the Last Time These Two Played?

Nov. 23, 2003: No. 12 Illinois 94, Western Illinois 66

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Bruce Weber was nervous when he walked into the Assembly Hall on Saturday night for his first game as Illinois coach.

“You’re kind of getting a little antsy because you don’t know what’s going to happen, you’re a little bit short-handed and crazy things happen,” Weber said, referring to his depleted team.

But the 12th-ranked Illini had little trouble beating Western Illinois 94-66 despite having only nine players available. Luther Head, Aaron Spears and Richard McBride spent the game on the bench, serving suspensions for violating team rules.

Dee Brown scored 23 points to lead five Illini players in double figures as they built a 37-9 lead in the first 14 minutes and were never threatened.