Illinois vs. Wisconsin: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel


Who’s Playing

Wisconsin @ Illinois

Current Records: Wisconsin 17-3; Illinois 15-5

What to Know

The #18 Illinois Fighting Illini won both of their matches against the #11 Wisconsin Badgers last season (75-60 and 74-69) and are aiming for the same result on Wednesday. Illinois and the Badgers will face off in a Big Ten battle at 9 p.m. ET at State Farm Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

On Saturday, the Fighting Illini narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the Northwestern Wildcats 59-56. It was another big night for Illinois’ center Kofi Cockburn, who had 22 points along with nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, but they still walked away with a 66-60 win. Wisconsin got double-digit scores from four players: guard Jonathan Davis (16), forward Tyler Wahl (15), guard Brad Davison (14), and forward Steven Crowl (11).

Illinois is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take the Fighting Illini against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.

The wins brought Illinois up to 15-5 and the Badgers to 17-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Illinois is stumbling into the matchup with the 26th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.9 on average. To make matters even worse for Illinois, Wisconsin ranks second in college basketball when it comes to turnovers per game, with only 8.5 on average. Maybe that strength will give Wisconsin the oomph they need to beat the odds.

How To Watch

When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: State Farm Center — Champaign, IllinoisTV: Big Ten NetworkFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $30.00

Odds

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