Ohio State vs. Illinois

7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Value City Arena

TV: ESPN2

Radio: WBNS-FM (97.1)

Records: Ohio State 16-7, 6-6 Big Ten; Illinois 9-15, 5-8

Notable: The Buckeyes are 14-2 at Value City Arena against the Fighting Illini. … Illinois is averaging 80.4 points during its last five games, and it is 4-1 in that stretch. … The Illini are 1-11 in games not played on their home court this season.

 

Projected starters

OHIO STATE

G C.J. Jackson, 6-1, Sr., 12.8

G Luther Muhammad, 6-3, Fr., 10.1

G/F Musa Jallow, 6-5, So. 2.8

F Andre Wesson, 6-6, Jr., 8.9

C Kaleb Wesson, 6-9, So., 14.7

Key reserves: G Woods, 6-3, Gr., 6.6; F Young, 6-8, So., 7.0; G Washington, 6-3, Fr., 6.9; F/C LeDee, 6-9, Fr., 2.8; F Ahrens, 6-5, Fr., 1.7

 

ILLINOIS

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

G Ayo Dosunmu, 6-5, Fr., 14.1

G Da’Monte Williams, 6-3, So., 3.8

G Aaron Jordan, 6-5, Sr., 8.3

F Giorgi Bezhanishvili, 6-9, Fr., 12.2

Key reserves: G Feliz, 6-2, Jr., 7.4; F Nichols, 6-6, Jr., 6.8, G Jones, 6-7, Fr., 3.9; G Griffin, 6-5, Fr., 2.8

— Adam Jardy