Playing your fierce rival in your Chicago jerseys and a whiteout theme? There’s not much more to ask for if you’re a Northwestern basketball fan than this Wednesday night showdown between the Illini and the Wildcats. Can NU get back on track after its collapse against Ohio State and down the Illini for the first time since January 2019? Follow along here in this highly anticipated battle for the first leg of Illinois supremacy.
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena (Evanston, Ill.)
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
TV/Streaming: Big Ten Network/Fox Sports
Radio: WGN Radio 720, WNUR Sports 89.3 FM
Illinois -3.5, O/U 134.5 (Oddsshark)
Northwestern: F Luke Hunger (foot) — questionable
Illinois: G Skyy Clark (left shoulder) — available