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NCAA Basketball: Rutgers at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

No. 13 Illinois (5-2) At No. 19 Rutgers (5-0)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Sunday, December 20 at 1 p.m. ET.

TV: ESPN2 - Jason Benetti & Dan Dakich

Stream: ESPN APP

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM / WOR 710 / Sirius 98 / XM 195 - Chris Carlin & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Chris Tsakonas & Troy DeSavino

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 18th, which is ten spots higher since a 14 point win over Maryland; Illinois is 10th, which is seven spots higher than a 27 point win over Minnesota.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 108.4 (44th) Defense 88.0 (11th); Illinois - Offense 112.3 (10th) Defense 90.1 (21st)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 73 Illinois 72; Rutgers is given a 54% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -2

Series History: Illinois leads all-time 8-2 but Rutgers won the last meeting 72-57 at the RAC on February 15, 2020.

Illinois SB Nation Site: The Champaign Room

Key Contributors

Illinois - 6’5” Ayo Dosunmu (22.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 51.3% FG, 37.5% 3-pt FG); 7’0” Kofi Cockburn (16.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 68.3% FG); 6’3” Adam Miller (11.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 39.5% 3-pt FG); 6’1” Andre Curbelo (10.7 points, 3.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 61.7% FG, 37.5% 3-pt FG); 6’2” Trent Frazier (8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 48.3% 3-pt FG); 6’9” Giorgi Bezhanishvili (6.4 pointS, 3.7 rebounds, 58.8 FG); 6’3” Da’Monte Williams (6.1 Points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 60.0% FG, 62.5% 3-pt FG)

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (23.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 60.0% FG, 50.0% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 steals, 2.8 rebounds, 41.7% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.4 assists, 66.7% FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (7.0 points, 2.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 42.9% 3-pt FG); 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (6.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 72.2% FG); 6’6” sophmore Paul Mulcahy (5.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 50.0% FG); 6’7” Mawot Mag (3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 50.0% FG)

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