The numbers if their last two outings have been impressive. The average margain of victory is nearly 30 points and the Huskers have shot 54 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arc in wins over Rutgers and Minnesota.
The Illini opened 0-3 in the Big Ten but in their last outing on Sunday stunned 20th ranked Purdue in convincing fashion 84-70 and shot 54 percent against a Boilermaker defense which was leading the country in field goal defense.
Illinois features one of the Big Ten’s top offensive duos in juniors Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill. Nunn is averaging 18.8 ppg and is shooting 43 percent from 3-point range, while Hill is at 18.1 ppg and leads Illinois with 3.4 assists per game.
Tipoff in the State Farm Center is 1-30.