How to Watch Illinois vs. Penn State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – February 21

The Penn State Nittany Lions (12-14, 6-9 Big Ten) will look to end a three-game losing streak when they host the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6, 10-4 Big Ten) on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Bryce Jordan Center. The game airs at 6:30 PM ET on Big Ten Network.

You’ll want to head to Big Ten Network for the upcoming game that pits the Fighting Illini against the Nittany Lions.

Fighting Illini vs. Nittany Lions Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 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: University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Bryce Jordan Center

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois is giving up 70.7 points per game this year (143rd-ranked in college basketball), but it has really thrived offensively, scoring 83.1 points per game (20th-best).
  • The Fighting Illini are allowing 33.4 boards per game this year (99th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve thrived by pulling down 42.2 rebounds per contest (fourth-best).
  • Illinois ranks 191st in the country with 13.0 dimes per game.
  • The Fighting Illini rank fifth-worst in the country with 8.8 forced turnovers per game. Meanwhile, they are averaging 10.4 turnovers per game (94th-ranked in college basketball).
  • Illinois is making 8.5 three-pointers per game (79th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 34.2% shooting percentage (168th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • The Fighting Illini rank 12th-best in the country by giving up 5.6 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 85th in college basketball at 31.9%.
  • In terms of shot breakdown, Illinois has taken 60.4% two-pointers (accounting for 70.8% of the team’s baskets) and 39.6% from beyond the arc (29.2%).

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Nittany Lions Insights

  • Penn State puts up 74.8 points per game and give up 73.3, making them 155th in college basketball offensively and 227th on defense.
  • The Nittany Lions are the 13th-worst team in the nation in rebounds per game (31.5) and 292nd in rebounds allowed (37.1).
  • With 12.2 assists per game, Penn State is 267th in the country.
  • In terms of turnovers, the Nittany Lions are 104th in college basketball in committing them (10.5 per game). They are 23rd-best in forcing them (14.3 per game).
  • Penn State is 142nd in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.8 per game) and 244th in 3-point percentage (32.7%).
  • The Nittany Lions are the 23rd-best squad in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.8 per game) and 40th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.7%).
  • Penn State takes 40.4% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30.1% of its made shots are from there. Inside the arc, it attempts 59.6% of its shots, with 69.9% of its makes coming from there.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. leads the Fighting Illini in scoring, tallying 21.4 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier leads Illinois in rebounding, averaging 7.2 per game, while Marcus Domask leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.4 in each contest.
  • Shannon leads the Fighting Illini in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Coleman Hawkins and Shannon lead Illinois on the defensive end, with Hawkins leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Shannon in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Nittany Lions Leaders

  • Kanye Clary puts up 16.7 points per game and is the top scorer for the Nittany Lions.
  • Penn State’s leader in rebounds is Qudus Wahab with 7.6 per game, and its leader in assists is Adrian Baldwin Jr. with 5.3 per game.
  • Zach Hicks is the top shooter from deep for the Nittany Lions, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
  • Penn State’s leader in steals is Baldwin with 2.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wahab with 1.5 per game.
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