How to Watch Illinois vs. Rutgers Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – January 21

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-7, 2-4 Big Ten) aim to end a four-game road losing streak when they visit the No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten) on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET.

The Fighting Illini’s matchup against the Scarlet Knights will be available on Big Ten Network, so tune in.

Fighting Illini vs. Scarlet Knights Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Champaign, Illinois
  • Venue: State Farm Center

Fighting Illini Insights

  • Offensively, Illinois is scoring 82.1 points per game (28th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 67.8 points per contest at the other end (92nd-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini rank sixth-best in the country by pulling down 42.9 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 125th in college basketball (33.8 allowed per contest).
  • Illinois is delivering 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 210th in college basketball in 2023-24.
  • The Fighting Illini rank seventh-worst in the country with 9.1 forced turnovers per game. Meanwhile, they are committing 11.0 turnovers per game (126th-ranked in college basketball).
  • With 8.5 three-pointers per game, Illinois is 82nd in the country. It sports a 34.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 158th in college basketball.
  • So far this year, the Fighting Illini are allowing 5.9 threes per game (41st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 31.1% (72nd-ranked) from downtown.
  • Of the shots attempted by Illinois in 2023-24, 60.4% of them have been two-pointers (70.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 39.6% have been from beyond three-point land (29.1%).

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Scarlet Knights Insights

  • Rutgers is 307th in the country in points scored (68.6 per game) and 41st in points allowed (65.4).
  • In 2023-24, the Scarlet Knights are 48th in the country in rebounds (39.5 per game) and seventh-worst in rebounds conceded (40.1).
  • Rutgers is 270th in college basketball in assists (12.2 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In 2023-24, the Scarlet Knights are 126th in college basketball in turnovers committed (11.0 per game) and 63rd in turnovers forced (13.6).
  • Rutgers is 296th in the nation in 3-pointers made (6.3 per game) and 329th in 3-point percentage (29.9%).
  • Defensively, the Scarlet Knights are 205th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.5. They are 165th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.9%.
  • In 2023-24, Rutgers has attempted 34.4% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 65.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.4% of Rutgers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.6% have been 2-pointers.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • Marcus Domask leads the Fighting Illini in points and assists per game, scoring 14.9 points and distributing 3.2 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier is Illinois’ best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.7 boards in each contest while scoring 11.4 points per game.
  • Luke Goode makes more threes per game than any other member of the Fighting Illini, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per contest.
  • Coleman Hawkins is a standout on the defensive end for Illinois, leading the team in steals with 1.6 per game and blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Scarlet Knights Leaders

  • Aundre Hyatt is the top scorer for the Scarlet Knights with 12.3 points per game. He also tacks on 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • The Rutgers leaders in rebounding and assists are Clifford Omoruyi with 9.4 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.2 points and 0.6 assists per game) and Derek Simpson with 3.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 9.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game).
  • Hyatt is reliable from distance and leads the Scarlet Knights with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Rutgers’ leader in steals is Simpson with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Omoruyi with 3.4 per game.
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