How to Watch Illinois vs. Nebraska Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – Big Ten Tournament

The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (24-8, 14-6 Big Ten) head into the Big Ten tournament against the No. 3 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers (23-9, 12-8 Big Ten) on Saturday at Target Center, beginning at 3:30 PM ET.

In order to see this matchup, you should check out CBS.

Fighting Illini vs. Cornhuskers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Venue: Target Center

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois has been carried by its offense, as it ranks 11th-best in the nation by tallying 83.7 points per game. It ranks 223rd in college basketball in points allowed (73 per contest).
  • The Fighting Illini are top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 41.4 boards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 67th with 32.8 rebounds allowed per contest.
  • Illinois ranks 204th in the country with 12.8 assists per contest.
  • The Fighting Illini, who are 93rd in college basketball with 10.4 turnovers per game, are forcing 8.5 turnovers per contest, which is third-worst in the nation.
  • Illinois is sinking 8.2 treys per game (104th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while putting up a 34.8% three-point percentage (131st-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini are ceding 6 treys per game (36th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 34.5% (246th-ranked) from downtown.
  • Of the shots taken by Illinois in 2023-24, 62% of them have been two-pointers (71.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 38% have been three-pointers (28.2%).

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Cornhuskers Insights

  • With 77.3 points scored per game and 69.2 points allowed, Nebraska is 78th in the country on offense and 95th defensively.
  • The Cornhuskers grab 38 rebounds per game and give up 37.1 boards, ranking 59th and 302nd, respectively, in the country.
  • With 15.3 assists per game, Nebraska is 51st in the country.
  • In 2023-24, the Cornhuskers are 142nd in the country in turnovers committed (10.9 per game) and 207th in turnovers forced (11).
  • In 2023-24 Nebraska is 22nd-best in the country in 3-point makes (9.5 per game), and it ranks No. 72 in 3-point percentage (36%).
  • Defensively, the Cornhuskers are 285th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 8.2. They are 68th in 3-point percentage conceded at 31.7%.
  • Nebraska takes 44.7% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 35.6% of its made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, it takes 55.3% of its shots, with 64.4% of its makes coming from there.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • The Fighting Illini scoring leader is Terrence Shannon Jr., who averages 21.9 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Illinois’ leading rebounder is Quincy Guerrier averaging 6.6 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Domask and his 3.5 assists per game.
  • The Fighting Illini get the most three-point shooting production out of Shannon, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
  • Coleman Hawkins is Illinois’ leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

Cornhuskers Leaders

  • Rienk Mast has averaged 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, putting him atop the Cornhuskers leaderboards in those categories.
  • Nebraska’s Keisei Tominaga scores 14.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Tominaga is reliable from distance and leads the Cornhuskers with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Brice Williams (1.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Juwan Gary (0.8 per game).
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