Good night as No. 12 Illinois (12-5, 8-3) journey to Large Ten cellar dweller Nebraska (4-11, 0-8) for a rescheduled Friday evening matchup.
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Sport 19: No. 6 Illinois at Nebraska
Date/Time/Place: Friday, Feb. 12, 2021: 8 p.m. CST, Pinnacle Financial institution Area in Lincoln, Neb.
Capability: N/A (NO FANS!)
Data: Illinois 13-5, 9-3 in Large Ten Convention; 21–10, 13–7 in Large Ten Convention in 2019-20 season. Nebraska is 4-11, 0-8 in Large Ten Convention; 7–25 (2–18 in Large Ten Convention) in 2019-20 season.
Line: Illinois by 14
Collection notes: Illinois leads the all-time sequence 16-8 and however Nebraska has received 5 out of 9 in Lincoln together with the final two.
TV: FOX; Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play), Shon Morris (Analyst)
Radio (Illinois): Brian Barnhart (PBP), Doug Altenberger (analyst).
Ayo Dosunmu – G
Trent Frazier – G
Adam Miller – G
Jacob Grandison – F
Kofi Cockburn – C
Trey McGowens – G
Teddy Allen – G
Lat Mayen – F
Dalano Banton – F
Derrick Walker – F
- Illinois is fourth within the present KenPom.com crew rankings. That’s the program’s highest score because the 2005. Illinois owns a mixed 10 victories in Quads 1 and a pair of, tied for many within the NCAA. Illinois’ six Quad 1 wins, in the meantime, ranks third nationally.
- Main the Illini is reigning Naismith Trophy and Large Ten Participant of the Week Ayo Dosunmu. Proudly owning numbers of 21.2 factors, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per recreation, Dosunmu is solidifying his candidacy for First-Group All-America standing and has moved into the Nationwide Participant of the Yr dialog as nicely. He’s the one participant within the NCAA during the last 11 seasons to common no less than 20 factors, six rebounds and 4 assists, all whereas main Illinois again among the many nation’s elite.
- The Illini have received three consecutive street video games throughout league play for the second yr in a row. Illinois heads to Nebraska aiming for its longest streak since setting a college report with 13 straight Large Ten street wins from Feb. 3, 2004 by Feb. 19, 2005.
- Illinois is in search of its first win at Nebraska since 2017. The Illini are 4-5 all-time in Lincoln, however simply 1-4 at Pinnacle Financial institution Area. Illinois’ 9-3 league report is its finest by 12 video games because the 2010 Large Ten season (additionally 9-3).
- Kofi Cockburn ranks second within the NCAA with 13 double-doubles this season. He has posted double-doubles in 10 of 12 Large Ten video games, averaging 18.8 factors and 11.3 rebounds throughout league play. At 17.2 factors per recreation and 10.4 rebounds per recreation, Cockburn is one in all simply three gamers from the high-major conferences presently averaging a double-double. He’s on tempo to change into the primary Illini participant since Nick Weatherspoon in 1973 (25.0 ppg, 12.3 rpg) to common a double-double for a whole season.
- Trent Frazier has seen his scoring improve just lately, averaging 16.0 factors (64) whereas making a median of three treys per contest (12-32) during the last 4 video games.
- Jacob Grandison has scored 32 factors during the last 5 video games (6.4 ppg) after totaling 29 factors by this season’s first 13 video games (2.2 ppg).
- Freshman Andre Curbelo ranks second within the Large Ten in assists throughout league play at 5.2 apg. He’s averaging 4.4 assists on the season, presently rating fifth on the varsity’s all-time freshman assists chart behind legendary Illini level guards Bruce Douglas, Derek Harper, Dee Brown and Deron Williams.
- Illinois is the very best ranked crew to go to Area since No. 6 Michigan State ended the Huskers’ 20-game residence win streak on Jan. 17, 2019. The one opponents which have been ranked increased at recreation time was No. 4 Maryland (2/6/16) and No. 5 Wisconsin (2/10/15).
- Friday’s recreation was initially scheduled for Jan. 13 when the Huskers have been on pause due to constructive COVID-19 instances. Illinois was slated to face Large Ten chief Michigan on Thursday, however the Wolverines’ pause created a scheduling window for this matchup.
- Freshman Eduardo Andre has given the Huskers a activate the bench within the final two video games. Andre, who performed simply 17 minutes in NU’s first six convention video games, has logged double-digit minutes towards each Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- Nebraska guard Teddy Allen is sixth amongst all energy convention gamers averaging 16.9 factors per recreation as of Feb. 10. Allen is presently sixth within the Large Ten in scoring and is one in all two newcomers within the high 10 of the Large Ten in scoring. His scoring common is on tempo to be one of many highest scoring averages by a first-year Nebraska participant. The present mark is eighteen.1 factors per recreation by All-Large Ten performer Terran Petteway in 2013-14.
LIVE: Media Timeout (15:55 left in 1st): Nebraska 9, No. 6 Illinois 0 – Cornhuskers pulling Cockburn away from the basket and a dumb foul by Grandison results in a sleepy begin within the Lincoln for the Illini. Illinois is 0 for 4 from the sector with two turnovers.
LIVE: Media Timeout (11:51 left in 1st): Nebraska 13, No. 6 Illinois 11 – Brad Underwood is probably going going to must remind his crew to not get sucked in to a 3-point capturing contest tonight. Nebraska would not play with any rhythm so this recreation has clearly gotten off to a wierd begin. The foremost situation for the Illini to date is three offensive rebounds for Nebraska.
LIVE: Media Timeout (7:28 left in 1st): Nebraska 25, No. 6 Illinois 20 – Give Fred Hoiberg credit score as a result of Nebraska’s plan tonight is clearly to run and outscore Illinois. I am unsure many coaches would have the heart to do this however to date, it is working. Nebraska has 5 offensive rebounds already.
LIVE: Media Timeout (3:30 left in 1st): Nebraska 32, No. 6 Illinois 24 – Illinois has seven turnovers and Nebraska has a 18-12 lead on factors within the paint. Not precisely the mixture Illini followers thought would occur by 16 minutes.
HALFTIME: Nebraska 34, No. 6 Illinois 33 – So, wish to know why Nebraska is on the backside of the Large Ten? Illinois has performed horrible for mainly 17 of the 20 minutes and the Cornhuskers are up by only one on the halftime break.
Kofi Cockburn with 11 factors and 5 rebounds. Nebraska has missed 5 of its final six photographs however has 13 factors off the bench. Illinois and Nebraska each have 18 factors within the paint.