How to Watch Illinois vs. Northwestern Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – January 24

The Northwestern Wildcats (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten) will host the No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini (14-4, 5-2 Big Ten) after winning three home games in a row. The contest starts at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

Catch this matchup live by tuning in to Big Ten Network.

Fighting Illini vs. Wildcats Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 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: Evanston, Illinois
  • Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois is putting up 82.3 points per game (27th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 67.5 points per contest (83rd-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini rank fifth-best in college basketball by averaging 43.1 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 111th in college basketball (33.7 allowed per contest).
  • This season, Illinois ranks 192nd in college basketball in assists, delivering 13.2 per game.
  • The Fighting Illini rank 16th-worst in the nation with 9.4 forced turnovers per contest. Meanwhile, they are committing 11.1 turnovers per game (138th-ranked in college basketball).
  • Illinois is draining 8.3 threes per game (99th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 33.6% shooting percentage (199th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • This year, the Fighting Illini are allowing 5.8 three-pointers per game (35th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 30.7% (55th-ranked) from downtown.
  • Illinois is attempting 37.5 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 60.2% of the shots it has attempted (and 71.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, it is attempting 24.8 treys per contest, which are 39.8% of its shots (and 28.5% of the team’s buckets).

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Wildcats Insights

  • At 72.7 points scored per game and 67.4 points allowed, Northwestern is 235th in the nation on offense and 81st defensively.
  • In 2023-24, the Wildcats are worst in college basketball in rebounds (30.2 per game) and 75th in rebounds allowed (32.8).
  • This season Northwestern is ranked 42nd in the country in assists at 16.1 per game.
  • The Wildcats are the sixth-best team in the nation in turnovers per game (8.5) and 54th in turnovers forced (13.7).
  • Northwestern is 146th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.8 per game) and 67th in 3-point percentage (36.3%).
  • The Wildcats are 146th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7 per game) and 319th in 3-point percentage defensively (35.9%).
  • In 2023-24, Northwestern has taken 37.5% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.4% of Northwestern’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70.6% have been 2-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • The Fighting Illini leader in points and assists is Marcus Domask, who scores 14.7 points per game along with 3.3 assists.
  • Illinois’ best rebounder is Quincy Guerrier, who averages 7.9 boards per game in addition to his 11.6 PPG average.
  • Luke Goode leads the Fighting Illini in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Coleman Hawkins is a standout on the defensive end for Illinois, leading the team in steals with 1.9 per game and blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Wildcats Leaders

  • Boo Buie scores 17.9 points and adds 5.1 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Wildcats’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Brooks Barnhizer grabs 6.7 rebounds per game (he also scores 14.4 points per game and adds 2.7 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Northwestern rebounding leaderboard.
  • Ty Berry is dependable from distance and leads the Wildcats with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Northwestern’s leader in steals is Barnhizer with two per game, and its leader in blocks is Matthew Nicholson with 1.4 per game.
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