Northwestern will vie for at least a share of the Big Ten title today, taking on Illinois in the team’s last contest of the season. It will be a day of festivities, with Senior Day to be had, but the team’s five seniors will be prioritizing a ninth-straight win and a certain top two seed at the Big Ten tournament next week.
If the ‘Cats secure the win and the Terrapins somehow lose to Minnesota, Northwestern will earn the solo title and the one seed in next week’s tournament. Its competition, Illinois, should not be able to compete with NU, but stranger things have happened. The Illini are 2-15 in conference and lost the first matchup between the two teams by 27.
Make sure you know how to follow today’s action.
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena
Tipoff: 1 p.m. CT
Radio: WNUR Sports 89.3 FM (available online at WNURSports.com)
Online streaming: FoxSportsGo
Prediction: Northwestern 78, Illinois 52 per warrennolan.com