How to Watch UConn vs. Illinois Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

The No. 1 seed UConn Huskies (34-3) and No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (29-8) will both try to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament Final Four when they meet on Saturday at TD Garden. The matchup starts at 6:09 PM ET.

To see the Huskies play the Fighting Illini, tune in to TBS.

Huskies vs. Fighting Illini Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
  • Time: 6:09 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: TD Garden

Huskies Insights

  • When it comes to points, UConn is playing well both offensively and defensively, as it ranks 21st-best in college basketball in points scored (81.6 per game) and 10th-best in points allowed (63.6 per contest).
  • With 30 rebounds allowed per game, the Huskies rank seventh-best in college basketball. They rank 38th in college basketball by pulling down 38.8 rebounds per contest.
  • With 18.6 assists per game, UConn ranks third-best in college basketball in the category.
  • The Huskies rank 16th-best in college basketball by averaging only 9 turnovers per game. In terms of forced turnovers, they rank 280th in college basketball (10.2 per contest).
  • UConn is sinking 8.7 treys per game (56th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 36.2% shooting percentage (51st-ranked) from downtown.
  • The Huskies rank 21st-best in college basketball by allowing 5.8 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 31st in college basketball at 31%.
  • So far this year, UConn has taken 59.4% two-pointers, accounting for 70.4% of the team’s buckets. It has shot 40.6% from three-point land (29.6% of the team’s baskets).

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Fighting Illini Insights

  • Offensively, Illinois is the ninth-best team in college basketball (84.2 points per game). On defense, it is 223rd (73.2 points allowed per game).
  • The Fighting Illini are the ninth-best team in the country in rebounds per game (41) and are ranked 62nd in rebounds conceded (32.8).
  • Illinois is 142nd in the country in assists (13.5 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In terms of turnovers, the Fighting Illini are 84th in the nation in committing them (10.2 per game). They are worst in forcing them (8.4 per game).
  • Illinois is 79th in the nation in 3-pointers made (8.4 per game) and 119th in 3-point percentage (35.1%).
  • In 2023-24, the Fighting Illini are 42nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.2 per game) and 247th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.5%).
  • In 2023-24, Illinois has taken 38.7% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 61.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.6% of Illinois’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 71.4% have been 2-pointers.

Huskies Leaders

  • The Huskies leader in points and assists is Tristen Newton, who scores 15.3 points per game to go with 6.1 assists.
  • Donovan Clingan is UConn’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.4 boards in each contest while scoring 12.6 points per game.
  • The Huskies get the most three-point shooting production out of Cam Spencer, who makes 2.5 threes per game.
  • Spencer and Clingan lead UConn on the defensive end, with Spencer leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Clingan in blocks averaging 2.4 per contest.

Fighting Illini Leaders

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. is the top scorer for the Fighting Illini with 23.5 points per game. He also adds 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Quincy Guerrier has a stat line of 6.2 rebounds, 9.6 points and 0.3 assists per game for Illinois to take the top rebound spot on the team. Marcus Domask holds the top spot for assists with four per game, adding 15.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per matchup.
  • Shannon averages 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Fighting Illini.
  • Coleman Hawkins’ steals (1.5 steals per game) and blocks (1.1 blocks per game) pace Illinois on defense.
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