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The “Win On The Road Part II” Game Thread: Rutgers At Illinois

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Includes how to watch and game preview

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Rutgers (11-11; 4-8) At Illinois (8-15; 4-8)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The State Farm Center (capacity 15,500) in Champaign, Illinois

Tip-off: Saturday, February 9th at 4:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Corey Provus & Stephen Bardo

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 390 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Stephen Nelson & Troy DeSavino

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #94; Illinois #69

(Rutgers has moved back 2 spots since the 12 point loss to Michigan)

KenPom Prediction: Illinois 73 Rutgers 67; Rutgers has an 31% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Illinois -6

Series History: Illinois leads all-time 6-1, including wins in both meetings last season.

SB Nation Illinois site: The Champaign Room

Game 22 recap & four thoughts

Game Preview

Rutgers looks for its second road win in Big Ten play this season and just third ever since joining the conference. It won’t be easy as Illinois is on a hot streak and the pack line defense plays to weaknesses of Rutgers. However it’s an opportunity for the Scarlet Knights to surprise the conference once more and beat an inexperienced and smaller Illini squad. Follow us on twitter for live commentary and join us in the comment section during the game.