The Illini are set to take on the Michigan Wolverines tonight in a big conference matchup. Tip off is set for 7:00 pm EST and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2. If you’re looking to catch the game, here’s everything you need to know about the Illini basketball schedule for tonight.
When: Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm EST
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Radio: Illini Sports Network (ISN)
Michigan enters tonight’s game with a 14-6 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are coming off a big win over the then-ranked No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers and will be looking to build on that momentum against the Illini. Illinois, on the other hand, comes into the game with an 11-9 overall record and a 2-6 mark in conference play. The Illini are coming off a tough loss to the Northwestern Wildcats and will be looking to get back on track against Michigan. This should be a great game between two evenly matched teams. Be sure to tune in tonight at 7:00 pm EST to catch all the action. Go Illini!
what channel is illini basketball on tonight
ESPN2 will broadcast tonight’s game.
What is basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, usually of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender’s hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.
A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
what are the teams in the big ten
The Big Ten Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Its fourteen member institutions are located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The conference includes the flagship public university in each of 11 states stretching from New Jersey to Nebraska, as well as two additional public land-grant schools and a private university.
The Big Ten Conference was established in 1895 when Purdue University president James H. Smart and representatives from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and Lake Forest College met at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel to set policies aimed at regulating intercollegiate athletics.