June 15, 2024

Where can I watch Indiana men’s basketball play Illinois, the No. 11 team? The game’s keys.


Indiana basketball travels to Illinois in an attempt to recover from a string of defeats.

After their setbacks, the Hoosiers (12-7, 4-4 Big Ten) will have a week to recover. After a difficult first thirty minutes against Wisconsin, IU found its rhythm in the last ten minutes, scoring 31 points in that final ten minutes. The Hoosiers have lost the rebounding battle five times in a row despite committing just 10 turnovers in each of their last three games.

The top scorers for IU are Trey Galloway (10.6 points, 3.9 assists), Mackenzie Mgbako (10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds), Kel’el Ware (14.2 points, 41.7% 3s, 9.4 rebounds), and Malik Reneau (16.5 points, 40.6% on 3s, 6.1 rebounds). This is Mike Woodson’s third year as an assistant coach.

No. 11 (USA TODAY) Illinois (14-5, 5-3) just lost to Northwestern in overtime despite dominating the boards (+14) and failing to convert its additional opportunities (40.8% shooting). After being added back to the team, Terrence Shannon Jr. made his second appearance—and his first start. After being accused of rape in Kansas, he received a six-game suspension.

Quincy Guerrier (11.8 points, 8.1 rebounds), Coleman Hawkins (12.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals), Marcus Domask (15.1 points, 3.4 assists), and Shannon (20.5 points, 37.0% 3s) are the Illinois team leaders. It is Brad Underwood’s sixth season as head coach.

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