Thursday June 30, 2022

Who’s Playing

Illinois @ Indiana

Current Records: Illinois 16-5; Indiana 16-5

What to Know

The #18 Illinois Fighting Illini won both of their matches against the Indiana Hoosiers last season (69-60 and 75-71) and are aiming for the same result on Saturday. Illinois and IU will face off in a Big Ten battle at noon ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

While not quite a landslide, the matchup between the Fighting Illini and the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Illinois wrapped it up with an 80-67 win at home. Center Kofi Cockburn took over for Illinois, finishing with 37 points (a whopping 46% of their total) in addition to 12 boards.

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Meanwhile, IU had enough points to win and then some against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, taking their game 68-55. Indiana’s forward Race Thompson was one of the most active players for the squad, posting a double-double on 18 points and 12 rebounds.

The wins brought both teams up to an identical 16-5. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Fighting Illini have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.80%, which places them 32nd in college basketball. But the Hoosiers are even better: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.30%, which places them seventh in college basketball. We’ll see if that edge gives IU a route to victory.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall — Bloomington, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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Series History

Indiana have won six out of their last ten games against Illinois.

  • Feb 02, 2021 – Illinois 75 vs. Indiana 71
  • Dec 26, 2020 – Illinois 69 vs. Indiana 60
  • Mar 01, 2020 – Illinois 67 vs. Indiana 66
  • Mar 07, 2019 – Indiana 92 vs. Illinois 74
  • Jan 03, 2019 – Indiana 73 vs. Illinois 65
  • Feb 14, 2018 – Indiana 78 vs. Illinois 68
  • Jan 24, 2018 – Illinois 73 vs. Indiana 71
  • Jan 07, 2017 – Indiana 96 vs. Illinois 80
  • Feb 25, 2016 – Indiana 74 vs. Illinois 47
  • Jan 19, 2016 – Indiana 103 vs. Illinois 69

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