How to Watch Illinois vs. Duquesne Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Second Round

The No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (27-8) will take to the court against the No. 11 seed Duquesne Dukes (25-11) on Saturday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. This matchup tips at 8:40 PM ET.

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Fighting Illini vs. Dukes Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Venue: CHI Health Center Omaha

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois sports a top-25 offense this season, ranking ninth-best in college basketball with 84.4 points per game. On defense, it ranks 238th with 73.7 points allowed per contest.
  • The Fighting Illini are allowing 32.8 boards per game this season (62nd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve shined by pulling down 41.2 rebounds per contest (seventh-best).
  • Illinois is delivering 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 158th in college basketball in 2023-24.
  • The Fighting Illini rank 86th in the country at 10.3 turnovers per game, but they are forcing 8.4 turnovers per game, which ranks worst in college basketball.
  • Illinois is sinking 8.4 three-pointers per game (80th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 35.3% shooting percentage (110th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • The Fighting Illini are ceding 6.3 treys per game (48th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 34.4% three-point percentage (241st-ranked).
  • Illinois is attempting 38.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 61.5% of the shots it has attempted (and 71.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, it is attempting 23.9 three-pointers per contest, which are 38.5% of its shots (and 28.7% of the team’s buckets).

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Dukes Insights

  • In 2023-24, Duquesne is 261st in the nation on offense (70.8 points scored per game) and 27th defensively (66.1 points allowed).
  • At 35 rebounds per game and 34.3 rebounds allowed, the Dukes are 191st and 153rd in the nation, respectively.
  • This season Duquesne is ranked 150th in the nation in assists at 13.4 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Dukes are 187th in the nation in turnovers committed (11.3 per game) and 82nd in turnovers forced (12.4).
  • Duquesne makes 7.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 159th and 173rd, respectively, in college basketball.
  • The Dukes are 82nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 67th in 3-point percentage defensively (31.7%).
  • Duquesne attempts 39.2% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 60.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.6% of Duquesne’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 69.4% are 2-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Fighting Illini this season is Terrence Shannon Jr., who averages 23.1 points, four rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
  • Illinois’ leading rebounder is Quincy Guerrier averaging 6.2 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Domask and his 3.9 assists per game.
  • The Fighting Illini get the most three-point shooting production out of Shannon, who knocks down 2.4 threes per game.
  • The Illinois leader in both steals and blocks is Coleman Hawkins, who averages 1.5 takeaways and 1.1 rejections per game.

Dukes Leaders

  • Dae Dae Grant is the top scorer for the Dukes with 16.7 points per game. He also adds 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • The Duquesne leaders in rebounding and assists are Fousseyni Drame with 5.8 rebounds per game (he also adds 6.8 points and 1.1 assists per game) and Jimmy Clark III with 3.8 assists per game (he also tacks on 15 points and 3.4 rebounds per game).
  • Grant is consistent from distance and leads the Dukes with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Clark (2.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Duquesne while David Dixon (1.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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