How to Watch Illinois vs. Minnesota
Game time: 8 p.m.
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Online Streaming: FOX Sports
Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.
Odds: Illinois -15.5, O/U 134
Illinois Fighting Illini (17-9, 8-7 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Brad Underwood
Last Game: 71-68 Loss at No. 14 Indiana
Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-17, 1-13 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Ben Johnson
Last Game: 76-69 Loss to Penn State
What Happened The Last Time They Played?
MINNEAPOLIS — Highlighted by exciting wins over Wisconsin and Michigan State, Illinois went into Monday night with a three-game winning streak. Looking to keep the streak alive, the Illini did just that, and in dominant fashion.
After a competitive first half, Illinois used a Matthew Mayer-led attack and stellar defense en route to a 78-60 win against Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Coming into the game as 9.5-point favorites, the Illini (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten) were unable to separate themselves early on from the Gophers. Mayer’s 10 points led all scorers at the half, but Illinois barely clung to a 35-32 lead.