How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – January 18

The No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini (12-4, 3-2 Big Ten) visit the Michigan Wolverines (7-10, 2-4 Big Ten) in a matchup of Big Ten rivals at Crisler Center, beginning at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Watch this matchup live by tuning in to Fox Sports 1.

Fighting Illini vs. Wolverines Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Venue: Crisler Center

Fighting Illini Insights

  • This season, Illinois is scoring 81.7 points per game (35th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 67.4 points per contest (83rd-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini rank fifth-best in college basketball by averaging 43.2 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 137th in college basketball (34.1 allowed per contest).
  • Illinois ranks 208th in the nation with 13.1 assists per game.
  • The Fighting Illini, who rank 148th in college basketball with 11.3 turnovers per game, are forcing 9.1 turnovers per contest, which is fifth-worst in the country.
  • Illinois is draining 8.6 three-pointers per game (71st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 34.4% three-point percentage (144th-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini are surrendering 6.1 three-pointers per game (55th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 31.4% three-point percentage (88th-ranked).
  • Illinois has taken 59.7% two-pointers and 40.3% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s buckets, 70.3% are two-pointers and 29.7% are three-pointers.

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Wolverines Insights

  • Michigan scores 79.7 points per game and give up 77, making them 62nd in the nation on offense and 308th defensively.
  • The Wolverines grab 37.6 rebounds per game and concede 34.4 boards, ranking 121st and 148th, respectively, in the country.
  • At 13.6 assists per game, Michigan is 163rd in college basketball.
  • The Wolverines commit 12.6 turnovers per game and force 10 per game, ranking 262nd and 321st, respectively, in the country.
  • In 2023-24 Michigan is 47th in the nation in 3-point makes (9.1 per game) and 22nd-best in 3-point percentage (38.3%).
  • The Wolverines give up 7.2 3-pointers per game and concede 33.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 166th and 241st, respectively, in the country.
  • In 2023-24, Michigan has taken 60.3% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 39.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 67.9% of Michigan’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 32.1% have been 3-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • Marcus Domask leads the Fighting Illini in points and assists per game, scoring 14.9 points and distributing 3.2 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier leads Illinois in rebounding, pulling down 7.3 rebounds per game while also scoring 11.1 points a contest.
  • The Fighting Illini get the most three-point shooting production out of Luke Goode, who knocks down two threes per game.
  • The Illinois leader in both steals and blocks is Coleman Hawkins, who averages 1.3 takeaways and 1.3 rejections per game.

Wolverines Leaders

  • Dug McDaniel scores 17.6 points and tacks on five assists per game, putting him at the top of the Wolverines’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Olivier Nkamhoua’s stat line of 7.5 rebounds, 17.1 points and 2.6 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Michigan rebounding leaderboard.
  • Terrance Williams II knocks down 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wolverines.
  • Nimari Burnett (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Michigan while Tarris Reed, Jr. (1.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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