The Valparaiso Beacons (2-1) play the No. 23 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) on Friday, November 17, 2023 at State Farm Center. It begins at 8:00 PM ET on B1G+.

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Illinois vs. Valparaiso Game Info

  • When: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois
  • TV: B1G+

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Illinois Stats Insights

  • Last season, the Fighting Illini had a 44.9% shooting percentage from the field, which was 0.1% higher than the 44.8% of shots the Beacons' opponents made.
  • Illinois went 13-3 when it shot better than 44.8% from the field.
  • The Fighting Illini were the 24th-ranked rebounding team in college basketball, and the Beacons finished 233rd.
  • Last year, the Fighting Illini put up 74.3 points per game, only 0.7 more points than the 73.6 the Beacons gave up.
  • Illinois went 13-2 last season when scoring more than 73.6 points.

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Illinois Home & Away Comparison

  • When playing at home last season, Illinois posted 7.5 more points per game (77.5) than it did away from home (70).
  • When playing at home, the Fighting Illini allowed 7.7 fewer points per game (62.1) than on the road (69.8).
  • Illinois sunk 8 threes per game with a 31.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc at home, which was 1.5 more threes and 3.4% points better than it averaged in away games (6.5 threes per game, 27.9% three-point percentage).

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Illinois Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
11/6/2023 Eastern Illinois W 80-52 State Farm Center
11/10/2023 Oakland W 64-53 State Farm Center
11/14/2023 Marquette L 71-64 State Farm Center
11/17/2023 Valparaiso - State Farm Center
11/19/2023 Southern - State Farm Center
11/24/2023 Western Illinois - State Farm Center