What: Illinois (5-12 overall, 1-5 Big Ten) at No. 24 Iowa (15-3, 4-3)
When/Where: 12:01 p.m. (CT), Carver-Hawkeye Arena
TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin, Shon Morris)
Live Streaming: BTN2Go
Satellite Radio: Sirius 135, XM 195
Series: Illinois leads, 85-73
Illini data: Illinois ended a 5-game losing streak in a big way Wednesday with a 95-68 thrashing of Minnesota in Champaign, shooting 56.1 percent from the field. Ayo Dosunmu had 23 points for the Illini and Giorgi Bezhanishvili had 20. Dosunmu is from Chicago. Bezhanishvili is from Georgia, the nation. He moved to Vienna, Austria, when he was 14, then to New Jersey for his senior year of high school. … Illinois has outscored its opponents by 86 points in first-halves and been outscored by opponents by 82 in second-halves.
Sophomore guard Trent Frazier, the team’s leading scorer at 14.8 points per game, totaled 40 points in two games against Iowa last season. Both were Hawkeye victories. … Frazier, Dosunmu and Aaron Jordan are all averaging over 40 percent from 3-point range and have all made at least 28 threes. … Brad Underwood’s record as a head coach at Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma State over four years was 109-27, 62-10 in conference games. He is 19-30 and 5-19 in his season-and-a-half at Illinois. ... The Illini are 0-9 away from Champaign.
Hawkeyes data: Iowa is going for its first 5-game Big Ten winning streak since it opened the 2015-16 conference season with seven wins and ascended to No. 3 in the national rankings. … Six Hawkeyes are averaging in double figures over the last four games (Tyler Cook and Luka Garza 15.5 ppg, Jordan Bohannon 14.5, Joe Wieskamp 12.3, Isaiah Moss 11.3, Ryan Kriener 10.5). ... The Hawkeyes are 4-3 in the Big Ten. They were 4-14 last season. … Iowa averaged 100 points in its two games against Illinois last season, at Champaign and in the Big Ten tournament in New York, where it scored 61 points in the second half of a 96-87 win.
The 89 points the Hawkeyes scored in their victory at Penn State Wednesday was the most they scored against a Nittany Lions team in their 22 visits to State College. ... Senior Nicholas Baer has become the fifth Iowa player to reach 500 points, 500 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals, and the first in 21 years. The others are Michael Payne, Greg Stokes, Acie Earl and Ryan Bowen. ... Iowa is 54-22 against Illinois in Iowa City, 19-63 elsewhere.