The Eastern Illinois Panthers start their 2023-24 college basketball season on November 6, 2023, going up against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center.
Illinois finished 20-13 last year. Eastern Illinois went 9-22 last year.
When is Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois and when does it start?
This matchup between the Fighting Illini and Panthers is set to start on Monday, November 6, 2023. Expect to see the opening tip at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to Watch Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois
The Fighting Illini and Panthers will hit the floor at State Farm Center for this matchup on November 6, and if you’d like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on B1G+.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers Game Preview
Illinois Stats, Odds & Insights (2022-23)
Offensively, Illinois was the 115th-ranked team in college basketball (74.3 points per game) last year. Defensively, it was 88th (67.2 points conceded per game).
Last year, the Fighting Illini averaged only 2.2 more points per game (74.3) than the Panthers gave up (72.1).
Last season Illinois was 155th in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.6 per game) and 21st-worst in 3-point percentage (30.8%).
Offensively the Fighting Illini fared better in home games last season, putting up 77.5 points per game, compared to 70.0 per game on the road.
Eastern Illinois Stats, Odds & Insights (2022-23)
Eastern Illinois was 252nd in college basketball last season with 68.8 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranked 240th with 72.1 points allowed per game.
The Panthers averaged just 1.6 more points per game last year (68.8) than the Fighting Illini gave up to opponents (67.2).
Eastern Illinois struggled to drain threes, ranking 17th-worst in college basketball with 5.3 threes made per game. It ranked 249th with a 32.9% shooting percentage from downtown last year.
The Panthers scored more points at home (70.7 per game) than away (67.7) last season.
Fighting Illini Key Players (2022-23)
|Terrence Shannon Jr.||31||17.2||4.6||2.8||1.3||0.5||1.6|
Panthers Key Players (2022-23
|Yaakema Rose Jr.||27||9.0||3.8||3.4||1.6||0.1||0.6|