The Illinois Fighting Illini (5-2, 0-0 Big Ten) aim to build on 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
- Game Day: Friday, December 3, 2021
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- Arena: State Farm Center
- Live Stream on fuboTV:Start with a 7-day free trial!
Key Stats for Illinois vs. Rutgers
- The Fighting Illini put up 75.4 points per game, 12.4 more points than the 63.0 the Scarlet Knights give up.
- The Scarlet Knights score an average of 67.7 points per game, just 2.1 more points than the 65.6 the Fighting Illini give up to opponents.
- The Fighting Illini are shooting 45.5% from the field this season, 6.0 percentage points higher than the 39.5% the Scarlet Knights allow to opponents.
Illinois Players to Watch
- Kofi Cockburn is tops on his team in points per game (17.8), and also puts up 6.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
- Coleman Hawkins is posting 9.7 points, 2.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.
- Da'Monte Williams is tops on his team in rebounds per game (7.0), and also puts up 3.7 points and 2.9 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
- Alfonso Plummer averages 13.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
- Jacob Grandison averages 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 56.4% from the field and 52.9% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game.
Rutgers Players to Watch
- Ron Harper Jr. leads the Scarlet Knights in scoring (16.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.0), and produces 2.7 assists. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
- Clifford Omoruyi is averaging 12.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists per contest, making 63.0% of his shots from the field.
- Paul Mulcahy is the Scarlet Knights' top assist man (4.1 per game), and he contributes 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.
- The Scarlet Knights receive 5.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game from Caleb McConnell.
- Aundre Hyatt gets the Scarlet Knights 7.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also averages 0.4 steals and 1.0 block.