Northwestern has been spiraling downward for over six weeks now, meanwhile their interstate adversaries are surging. Illinois (14-5, 10-3 B1G) has won five straight games, is ranked No. 5 in the entire country and led by one of the nation’s best players in junior ball handler Ayo Dosunmu. When these two squads met in Evanston earlier this year, the ‘Cats jumped out to a 15-point lead, only to watch it all slip away with one of the worst second half performances in recent memory, falling 81-56 to Illinois at home. The two teams now meet again in Champaign.
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Location: State Farm Center (Champaign, Illinois)
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720, WNUR Sports 89.3 FM
Online: FOX Sports App
Betting line: Illinois -13, O/U 143.5 (Oddshark)
KenPom Prediction: 79-66 Illinois (12% chance of NU win)