Illinois seeks revenge on Indiana
Indiana (15-14, 6-12) vs. Illinois (11-18, 7-11)
State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Illinois seeks revenge on Indiana after dropping the first matchup in Bloomington. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 3, when the Hoosiers outshot Illinois from the field 47.9 percent to 43.1 percent and hit 18 more foul shots on their way to a 73-65 victory.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Juwan Morgan and Romeo Langford have led the Hoosiers. Morgan is averaging 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Langford is putting up 16.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Fighting Illini have been led by Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier, who have combined to score 28 points per contest.
MIGHTY MORGAN: Morgan has connected on 30.8 percent of the 78 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 9 over the last three games. He’s also made 61.8 percent of his free throws this season.
UNBEATEN WHEN: Indiana is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Hoosiers are 9-14 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Illini have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Hoosiers. Illinois has an assist on 35 of 67 field goals (52.2 percent) across its previous three outings while Indiana has assists on 35 of 75 field goals (46.7 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Illinois is rated first in the Big Ten with an average of 71.7 possessions per game.