How to Watch Illinois vs. Minnesota Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – February 28

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-10, 8-8 Big Ten) will visit the No. 13 Illinois Fighting Illini (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) after losing three straight road games. The matchup starts at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

In order to watch this game, you should check out Big Ten Network.

Fighting Illini vs. Golden Gophers Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Champaign, Illinois
  • Venue: State Farm Center

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois is allowing 72.0 points per game this season (187th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really thrived on offense, putting up 83.8 points per contest (13th-best).
  • The Fighting Illini are allowing 33.0 boards per game this year (77th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve provided a lift by pulling down 42.3 rebounds per game (fourth-best).
  • So far this season, Illinois ranks 168th in college basketball in assists, delivering 13.2 per game.
  • The Fighting Illini, who are 109th in college basketball with 10.6 turnovers per game, are forcing 8.8 turnovers per contest, which is seventh-worst in the nation.
  • With 8.6 treys per game, Illinois ranks 64th in the country. It has a 34.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 151st in college basketball.
  • The Fighting Illini rank 15th-best in the country by giving up 5.7 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 111th in college basketball at 32.4%.
  • Illinois has taken 60.4% two-pointers and 39.6% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s buckets, 70.7% are two-pointers and 29.3% are threes.

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Golden Gophers Insights

  • In 2023-24, Minnesota is 112th in college basketball offensively (75.9 points scored per game) and 112th on defense (69.8 points allowed).
  • In 2023-24, the Golden Gophers are 130th in college basketball in rebounds (36.3 per game) and 112th in rebounds allowed (33.6).
  • At 18.0 assists per game, Minnesota is seventh-best in the country.
  • At 11.4 turnovers committed per game and 10.5 turnovers forced, the Golden Gophers are 191st and 263rd in the nation, respectively.
  • Minnesota is 124th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.0 per game) and 99th in 3-point percentage (35.5%).
  • Defensively, the Golden Gophers are 38th in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.0. They are 199th in 3-point percentage allowed at 33.7%.
  • In 2023-24, Minnesota has taken 60.4% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 39.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70% of Minnesota’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 30% have been 3-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • The Fighting Illini scoring leader is Terrence Shannon Jr., who averages 21.6 per contest to go with 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier is Illinois’ leading rebounder, grabbing 6.9 per game, while Marcus Domask is its best passer, distributing 3.4 assists in each contest.
  • Shannon leads the Fighting Illini in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Illinois steals leader is Coleman Hawkins, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Shannon, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Golden Gophers Leaders

  • The Golden Gophers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Dawson Garcia with 17.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
  • Minnesota’s assist leader is Elijah Hawkins with 7.3 per game. He also records 9.1 points per game and grabs 3.8 rebounds per game.
  • Mike Mitchell Jr. knocks down 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Golden Gophers.
  • Minnesota’s leader in steals is Elijah Hawkins (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Pharrel Payne (1.5 per game).
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