Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Northwestern Wildcats By the Numbers

Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Game:

#23 Illinois Fighting Illini v.s. Northwestern Wildcats

6:30 p.m. CST

Series:

  • Illinois leads 130-38
  • Last Season’s Meeting: Northwestern 68, #23 Illinois 54 (January 17, 2013 // Champaign) and Illinois 62, Northwestern 41, (February 17, 2013 // Evanston)
  • Streak: Illinois W-1
  • Streak at Evanston: Illinois W-2
  • Groce v.s. Northwestern: 1-1

Game Notes:

  • Illinois finally got into the  AP Top 25 this week. They entered the week at the #23 ranking, but could fall out of the Top 25 after their bad loss to #4 Wisconsin. A win against Northwestern might help the Illini cling to the bottom of the rankings.
  • The Fighting Illini and Wildcats will only face off against each other once this season. The Illini will be looking to win three straight at Evanston since claiming four in a row at Welsh-Ryan Arena from 2005-09.
  • Illinois has scored 70 or more points in three consecutive conference games since doing so in February of 2011.
  • Wednesday night’s loss was a first for the Fighting Illini. For the first time this season, Illinois lost a game where they scored 70 or more points. They are now are now 9-1 this season and 23-3 overall under Coach John Groce when scoring 70 or more points.

Stats:

Illinois

  • Points Per Game: 184th (72.1)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 101st (37.4)
  • Assists Per Game: 316th  (10.7)
  • Field Goal Pct: 252nd (.429)

Northwestern

  • Points Per Game: 319th (64.6)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 231st (34.4)
  • Assists Per Game: 234th  (12.3)
  • Field Goal Pct: 316th (.407)

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