Nebraska seeks to knock off No. 6 Illinois
No. 6 Illinois (13-5, 9-3) vs. Nebraska (4-11, 0-8).
Peak Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
. BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Illinois wants to provide Nebraska its 15th straight loss to ranked opponents. Nebraska’s last win vs a ranked challenger came versus the then-No. 21 Maryland Terrapins 69-61 on March 14, 2019. Illinois has gone up to No. 6 in the most recent AP rankings following wins over Indiana and Wisconsin recently.
SAVVY SENIORS: Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu, Trent Frazier and Da’Monte Williams have actually collectively represented 45 percent of the group’s scoring this season, consisting of 51 percent of all Battling Illini points over the last five games.
KEY FACILITATOR: Dosunmu has made or helped on 47 percent of all Illinois field goals over the last three video games. The junior guard has accounted for 19 basket and 18 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 75: Nebraska is 0-7 this year when it permits 75 points or more and 4-4 when holding challengers to less than 75.
BEST WHEN: Illinois is a perfect 8-0 when it holds a challenger to 65 points or fewer. The Fighting Illini are 5-5 when challengers score more than 65.
DID YOU KNOW: The Illinois offense has scored 81.8 points per video game this season, ranking the Combating Illini 18th among Division I groups. The Nebraska defense has permitted 73.2 points per video game to challengers (ranked 230th overall).
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