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How to Watch No. 9 Illinois vs. Northwestern: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

The Illini’s first game in the top-10 since 2021 is against their in-state rival.

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How to Watch No. 9 Illinois vs. Northwestern

Game Time: 8:00 pm

TV Channel: BTN

Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO

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: ILL -5.5, O/U 143.5

Quick Hits

Illinois Fighting Illini (10-2, 1-0 Big Ten)

Head coach: Brad Underwood (7th season, 124-81 record)

Last game: 104-71 win over FDU

Gameday Reading:

Northwestern Wildcats (10-2, 1-0 Big Ten)

Head coach: Chris Collins (11th season, 166-164 record)

Last game: 74-63 win over Jackson State

Gameday Reading:

What Happened the Last Time These Two Teams Played?

Feb. 23, 2023: Illinois 66, No. 21 Northwestern 64

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three words: Terrence. Shannon. Jr.

The game is tied at 61. Just over a minute left.

With the entire State Farm Center ready to explode, Shannon has the ball in his hands.

The veteran charges to his left, and with a full head of steam, he gives Illinois its second lead of the game. Pure pandemonium.

“Shannon was electric getting downhill,” said head coach Brad Underwood.

Despite trailing by 18 at half and allowing a career-high 35-point performance to Boo Buie, Illinois kept fighting back. Shannon led the fight with a 24-point eruption in the second half, and the Illini pulled out a 66-62 nail-biting win over No. 21 Northwestern at State Farm Center on Thursday night.