Northwestern rides into Champaign fresh off arguably the greatest week in program history. The ‘Cats are set to play an Illinois team that is coming off a nine-point win over Minnesota on Monday. The two teams squared off on Jan. 4, when NU took down the Illini for a 73-60 win that ended up setting the tone for Northwestern’s success in the ensuing two months. Chris Collins’ squad will look to win two in a single season against Illinois for the first time since 1966. Follow along here throughout the game, which tips off in just under 50 minutes!
Location: State Farm Center (Champaign, Illinois)
Game Time: 8 p.m. CT
TV/Streaming: Big Ten Network/Fox Sports
Radio: WGN Radio 720
Illinois -7.5, O/U 136.5 (Odds Shark)
Northwestern: G Julian Roper II — questionable (ankle/foot), F Luke Hunger — out (for season)
Illinois: G Terrence Shannon Jr. — available (concussion)