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

The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (23-8, 14-6 Big Ten) will play the No. 10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (20-12, 9-11 Big Ten) in the Big Ten tournament Friday at Target Center, starting at 6:30 PM ET.

Excited to watching this matchup? Tune in to Big Ten Network to see all the excitement.

Fighting Illini vs. Buckeyes Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • 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 lifted by its offense, as it ranks 11th-best in the country by putting up 83.9 points per game. It ranks 217th in college basketball in points allowed (72.9 per contest).
  • The Fighting Illini rank seventh-best in the country by grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 57th in college basketball (32.6 allowed per contest).
  • Illinois is dishing out 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 207th in the country in 2023-24.
  • The Fighting Illini rank 92nd in the country at 10.4 turnovers per contest, but they are forcing 8.5 turnovers per game, which ranks third-worst in college basketball.
  • Illinois is making 8.4 three-pointers per game (81st-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 35% shooting percentage (127th-ranked) from downtown.
  • With 6.1 treys conceded per game, the Fighting Illini are 40th in college basketball. They are ceding a 34.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 257th in college basketball.
  • Illinois has taken 61.6% two-pointers and 38.4% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 71.5% are two-pointers and 28.5% are threes.

Watch college men’s basketball all season long on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV

Buckeyes Insights

  • In 2023-24, Ohio State is 139th in college basketball offensively (74.9 points scored per game) and 101st defensively (69.3 points allowed).
  • The Buckeyes are 117th in the nation in rebounds per game (36.5) and 125th in rebounds conceded (33.8).
  • Ohio State is 154th in the country in assists (13.3 per game) in 2023-24.
  • At 10 turnovers committed per game and 10.2 turnovers forced, the Buckeyes are 68th and 281st in the nation, respectively.
  • Ohio State is 220th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.1 per game) and 153rd in 3-point percentage (34.5%).
  • The Buckeyes give up 6.8 3-pointers per game and concede 34.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 113th and 269th, respectively, in the nation.
  • In 2023-24, Ohio State has attempted 64.5% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 35.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 72.9% of Ohio State’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.1% 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 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier is Illinois’ leading rebounder, grabbing 6.7 per game, while Marcus Domask is its best passer, averaging 3.5 assists in each contest.
  • 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, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Shannon leads them in blocks with one per contest.

Buckeyes Leaders

  • Bruce Thornton’s points (16 per game) and assists (4.4 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Buckeyes’ leaderboards.
  • Felix Okpara is at the top of the Ohio State rebounding leaderboard with 6.2 rebounds per game. He also notches 6 points and tacks on 0.5 assists per game.
  • Jamison Battle is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Buckeyes, hitting 2.7 threes per game.
  • Thornton (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Ohio State while Okpara (2.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Shared content written by the Lineups Staff!

Hot How to Watch Stories