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How to Watch Illinois vs. Rutgers: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time

Nov 29, 2021; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Cormac Ryan (5) drives the ball past Illinois Fighting Illini forward Coleman Hawkins (33) during the second half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 29, 2021; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Cormac Ryan (5) drives the ball past Illinois Fighting Illini forward Coleman Hawkins (33) during the second half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois Fighting Illini (5-2, 0-0 Big Ten) hope to extend a four-game home winning streak when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-3, 0-0 Big Ten) on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET.

How to Watch Illinois vs. Rutgers

Key Stats for Illinois vs. Rutgers

  • The Fighting Illini record 75.4 points per game, 12.4 more points than the 63.0 the Scarlet Knights allow.
  • The Scarlet Knights score an average of 67.7 points per game, just 2.1 more points than the 65.6 the Fighting Illini allow to opponents.
  • The Fighting Illini make 45.5% of their shots from the field this season, which is 6.0 percentage points higher than the Scarlet Knights have allowed to their opponents (39.5%).

Illinois Players to Watch

  • The Fighting Illini scoring leader is Kofi Cockburn, who averages 17.8 per contest to go with 6.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists.
  • Da'Monte Williams leads Illinois in rebounding, averaging 7.0 per game, while Andre Curbelo leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.1 in each contest.
  • Alfonso Plummer makes more threes per game than any other member of the Fighting Illini, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.0 per contest.
  • Coleman Hawkins is a standout on the defensive end for Illinois, leading the team in steals with 1.3 per game and blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Rutgers Players to Watch

  • The Scarlet Knights' leader in scoring and rebounding is Ron Harper Jr. with 16.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • Paul Mulcahy's assist statline paces Rutgers; he records 4.1 assists per game.
  • Harper is reliable from distance and leads the Scarlet Knights with 2.0 made threes per game.
  • Rutgers' leader in steals is Caleb McConnell (2.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Aundre Hyatt (1.0 per game).

Illinois Schedule

DateOpponentScoreHome/Away

11/15/2021

Marquette

L 67-66

Away

11/22/2021

Cincinnati

L 71-51

Away

11/23/2021

Kansas State

W 72-64

Away

11/26/2021

UT Rio Grande Valley

W 94-85

Home

11/29/2021

Notre Dame

W 82-72

Home

12/3/2021

Rutgers

-

Home

12/6/2021

Iowa

-

Away

12/11/2021

Arizona

-

Home

12/18/2021

Saint Francis (PA)

-

Home

12/22/2021

Missouri

-

Away

12/29/2021

Florida A&M

-

Home

Rutgers Schedule

DateOpponentScoreHome/Away

11/16/2021

NJIT

W 75-61

Home

11/18/2021

DePaul

L 73-70

Away

11/22/2021

Lafayette

L 53-51

Home

11/27/2021

UMass

L 85-83

Away

11/30/2021

Clemson

W 74-64

Home

12/3/2021

Illinois

-

Away

12/9/2021

Purdue

-

Home

12/12/2021

Seton Hall

-

Away

12/18/2021

Rider

-

Home

12/23/2021

Cent. Conn. St.

-

Home

12/29/2021

Maine

-

Home

How To Watch

December
3
2021

Rutgers at Illinois

TV CHANNEL: ESPN
Time
7:00
PM/EST
Live Stream: FUBOTV
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