How to Watch Illinois vs. Purdue Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – March 5

Two of the country’s best scorers take the court when Terrence Shannon Jr. (fourth, 22 points per game) and the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (22-7, 13-5 Big Ten) host Zach Edey (second, 24) and the No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers (26-3, 15-3 Big Ten) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET on Peacock.

The Fighting Illini’s game against the Boilermakers will be airing on Peacock, so tune in.

Fighting Illini vs. Boilermakers Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: Peacock
  • 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 sports a top-25 offense this season, ranking seventh-best in college basketball with 84.8 points per game. Defensively, it ranks 219th with 73.2 points allowed per contest.
  • The Fighting Illini rank sixth-best in the nation by pulling down 41.5 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 63rd in college basketball (32.7 allowed per contest).
  • Illinois is averaging 13.1 dimes per game, which ranks them 168th in college basketball in 2023-24.
  • The Fighting Illini rank third-worst in college basketball with 8.6 forced turnovers per contest. Meanwhile, they are averaging 10.3 turnovers per game (85th-ranked in college basketball).
  • With 8.6 threes per game, Illinois ranks 67th in the nation. It has a 35.3% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 105th in college basketball.
  • So far this year, the Fighting Illini are ceding 6 threes per game (36th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.1% (220th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • This year, Illinois has taken 60.8% two-pointers, accounting for 70.8% of the team’s baskets. It has shot 39.2% three-pointers (29.2% of the team’s baskets).

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Boilermakers Insights

  • On offense, Purdue is the eighth-best squad in the country (84.7 points per game). On defense, it is 120th (70.2 points conceded per game).
  • The Boilermakers are the ninth-best squad in college basketball in rebounds per game (40.8) and fifth-best in rebounds allowed (29.4).
  • This season Purdue is fifth-best in the country in assists at 18.2 per game.
  • The Boilermakers commit 10.9 turnovers per game and force 9.5 per game, ranking 139th and 330th, respectively, in the country.
  • Beyond the arc, Purdue is 75th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (8.5). It is second-best in 3-point percentage at 40.5%.
  • The Boilermakers are 226th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.6 per game) and 127th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.6%).
  • In 2023-24, Purdue has attempted 64.3% percent of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.6% of Purdue’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 29.4% have been 3-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Fighting Illini this season is Shannon, who averages 22 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
  • Illinois’ leading rebounder is Quincy Guerrier averaging 6.7 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Domask and his 3.4 assists per game.
  • Shannon makes more threes per game than any other member of the Fighting Illini, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.4 per contest.
  • Coleman Hawkins is Illinois’ leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

Boilermakers Leaders

  • Edey records 24 points and 11.8 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Braden Smith’s assist statline paces Purdue; he racks up 7.1 assists per game.
  • Lance Jones is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Boilermakers, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
  • Purdue’s leader in steals is Smith (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Edey (2.2 per game).
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