Illinois vs. Michigan: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch
The Michigan Wolverines (17-12, 11-7 Big Ten) will attempt to extend a three-game winning streak when they hit the road to play the Illinois Fighting Illini (19-10, 10-8 Big Ten) on March 2, 2023 at State Farm Center.
On Sunday, in its last game, Illinois lost to Ohio State 72-60. With 14 points, Coleman Hawkins was its leading scorer. Michigan was victorious in its most recent game versus Wisconsin, 87-79 in OT, on Sunday. Kobe Bufkin starred with 28 points, and also had eight boards and two assists.
When is Illinois vs. Michigan and when does it start?
This contest between the Fighting Illini and Wolverines will happen on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Be ready to see the opening tip at 7:00 PM ET.
Where to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan
The Fighting Illini and Wolverines will take to the court at State Farm Center for this matchup on March 2, and if you’d like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines Game Preview
Illinois Stats, Odds & Insights
Illinois’ +250 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 8.6 points per game) is a result of scoring 74.2 points per game (120th in college basketball) while giving up 65.6 per contest (59th in college basketball).
The Fighting Illini are averaging 74.2 points, 5.5 more than the Wolverines allow.
Illinois hits 7.8 three-pointers per game (140th in college basketball) while shooting 31.0% from deep (332nd in college basketball). It is making 1.9 more threes per outing than its opponents, who drain 5.9 per game while shooting 33.1%.
The Fighting Illini are putting up 76.6 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 69.9 points per contest.
Illinois has been putting up 70.3 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 74.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Michigan Stats, Odds & Insights
Michigan puts up 73.4 points per game (136th in college basketball) while giving up 68.7 per contest (138th in college basketball). It has a +136 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 4.7 points per game.
The Wolverines’ 73.4 points per game are 7.8 more than the Fighting Illini allow.
Michigan knocks down 7.7 three-pointers per game (153rd in college basketball) at a 34.5% rate (173rd in college basketball), compared to the 6.8 its opponents make, shooting 32.3% from beyond the arc.
At home the Wolverines are scoring 75.8 points per game, 9.4 more than they are averaging on the road (66.4).
While Michigan is averaging 73.4 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, amassing 71.8 points per contest.
Fighting Illini Key Players to Watch
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Wolverines Key Players to Watch
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