No. 19 Ohio State vs. Illinois

7 TONIGHT

Where: United Center, Chicago

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: WBNS-FM/AM (97.1/1460)

 

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Records: Ohio State 7-1, 1-0 Big Ten; Illinois 2-6, 0-1

Notable: Entering Tuesday night’s games, Ohio State was No. 2 in the Big Ten in free-throw shooting at 74.4 percent. … The top seven scorers for the Buckeyes are all shooting at least 31.3 percent from three-point range. … The Fighting Illini have played the sixth-hardest schedule in the nation according to KenPom.com. The average ranking of their opponent in each loss is No. 40.

Projected starters

OHIO STATE

G C.J. Jackson, 6-1, Sr., 13.3

G Keyshawn Woods, 6-3, Gr., 7.0

F Andre Wesson, 6-6, Jr., 8.1

F Kyle Young, 6-8, So., 7.9

C Kaleb Wesson, 6-9, So., 14.5

Key reserves: G Duane Washington Jr., 6-3, Fr., 8.8; G/F Musa Jallow, 6-5, So. 3.6; F/C Jaedon LeDee, 6-9, Fr., 6.0; F Justin Ahrens, 6-5, Fr., 2.0

ILLINOIS

G Trent Frazier, 6-1, So., 14.7

G Andres Feliz, 6-2, Jr., 6.8

G Ayo Dosunmu, 6-5, Fr., 13.1

G Aaron Jordan, 6-5, Sr., 11.1

F Giorgi Bezhanishvili, 6-9, Fr., 10.0

Key reserves: G Kipper Nichols, 6-6, Jr., 7.9; G Alan Griffin, 6-5, Fr., 5.3; G Da’Monte Williams, 6-3, So., 5.0

— Adam Jardy