How to Watch Iowa State vs. Illinois Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

A place in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament will go to either the No. 2 Iowa State Cyclones (29-7) or the No. 3 Illinois Fighting Illini (28-8) when the teams square off in the Sweet 16. This game tips off at 10:09 PM ET on Thursday.

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Cyclones vs. Fighting Illini Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Time: 10:09 PM ET
  • TV: TBS/truTV
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: TD Garden

Cyclones Insights

  • Iowa State sports a top-25 defense this season, ranking fourth-best in college basketball with 61.3 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 113th with 75.5 points scored per contest.
  • The Cyclones are grabbing 33.8 boards per game (268th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 32.9 rebounds per contest (72nd-ranked).
  • Iowa State ranks 34th in the nation with 15.9 assists per contest.
  • The Cyclones rank second-best in college basketball by forcing 16.6 turnovers per game. They rank 67th in college basketball by averaging 10 turnovers per contest.
  • So far this year, Iowa State is making 6.7 threes per game (250th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.6% (91st-ranked) from three-point land.
  • With 7.3 three-pointers conceded per game, the Cyclones rank 174th in the nation. They are allowing a 31.5% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 54th in college basketball.
  • This season, Iowa State has taken 68% two-pointers, accounting for 75.5% of the team’s baskets. It has shot 32% three-pointers (24.5% of the team’s baskets).

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Fighting Illini Insights

  • Illinois is the eighth-best team in the nation in points scored (84.6 per game) and 230th in points conceded (73.4).
  • The Fighting Illini are the eighth-best squad in the nation in rebounds per game (41) and are ranked 56th in rebounds allowed (32.7).
  • This season Illinois is ranked 150th in college basketball in assists at 13.4 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Fighting Illini are 83rd in college basketball in turnovers committed (10.2 per game) and worst in turnovers forced (8.4).
  • Beyond the arc, Illinois is 79th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (8.4). It is 111th in 3-point percentage at 35.2%.
  • Defensively, the Fighting Illini are 42nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.2. They are 234th in 3-point percentage allowed at 34.3%.
  • In 2023-24, Illinois has taken 38.4% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 61.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 28.4% of Illinois’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71.6% have been 2-pointers.

Cyclones Leaders

  • The Cyclones scoring leader is Keshon Gilbert, who averages 13.7 per contest to go with 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
  • Iowa State’s leading rebounder is Tre King averaging 5.3 boards per game and its best passer is Tamin Lipsey and his 4.9 assists per game.
  • The Cyclones get the most three-point shooting production out of Curtis Jones, who makes 1.9 threes per game.
  • Lipsey is Iowa State’s leader in steals, averaging 2.7 steals per game, while Hason Ward leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. scores 23.3 points per game and is the top scorer for the Fighting Illini.
  • Illinois’ leader in rebounds is Quincy Guerrier with 6.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Marcus Domask with four per game.
  • Shannon is the top shooter from distance for the Fighting Illini, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Illinois’ leader in steals and blocks is Coleman Hawkins with 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.
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