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Illinois, No. 1 in Big Ten, Takes on Hoosiers Basketball Saturday

Sitting at the top of Big Ten basketball standings, the Illinois Fighting Illini (16-5, 9-2 Big Ten) will take on the Indiana Hoosiers (16-5, 7-4 Big Ten) Saturday, following a major show out against Wisconsin earlier this week.

The latest match-up will take place in Bloomington on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Here's the low-down:


No. 18 Illinois faces the Indiana Hoosiers after Kofi Cockburn scored 37 points in Illinois' 80-67 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Hoosiers have gone 13-1 in home games. Indiana scores 73.7 points and has outscored opponents by 10.7 points per game.

The Fighting Illini have gone 9-2 against Big Ten opponents. Illinois is 6-1 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 12.1 turnovers per game.

The Hoosiers and Fighting Illini match up Saturday for the first time in Big Ten play this season.


Trayce Jackson-Davis is shooting 60.1% and averaging 18.3 points for the Hoosiers. Parker Stewart is averaging 0.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Trent Frazier is averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 assists for the Fighting Illini. Cockburn is averaging 14.6 points over the last 10 games for Illinois.


Hoosiers: 7-3, averaging 70.1 points, 30.7 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.4 points per game.

Fighting Illini: 8-2, averaging 73.7 points, 34.9 rebounds, 15.1 assists, 4.4 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.9 points.

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