“He has to find that balance of not forcing it, but being very aggressive.’’
Today’s game is set for 3 p.m. (EASTERN) tip off at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network and it can be heard locally on WDAN-AM 1490 and WDNL-FM 102.1.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers Site -- Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. When -- 2 p.m. Records -- Illinois 13-7 overall, 2-5 in the Big Ten Conference; Indiana 12-7 overall, 2-4 in the Big Ten Conference. Rankings -- Neither team is rated in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Television -- Big Ten Network Radio -- Fighting Illini Sports Network with Brian Barnhart and Jerry Hester. Local stations include WDAN-AM 1490 and WDNL-FM 102.1. Previous results -- The all-time series between Illinois and Indiana is tied at 85-85 after the Fighting Illini defeated the Hoosiers 83-80 in overtime on Dec. 31, 2013 in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Last games -- The Illini lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes 62-55 on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio; while the Hoosiers lost the Michigan State Spartans 71-66 on Tuesday in East Lansing, Mich. Up next -- Illinois will get almost a week off before hosting the 10th-rated Iowa Hawkeyes next Saturday at the State Farm Center; Indiana is at Nebraska next Thursday. Starting lineups -- Illinois: G Tracy Abrams, 6-2, jr.; G Joseph Bertrand, 6-6, sr.; G Rayvonte Rice, 6-4, jr.; F Jon Ekey, 6-7, grad; C Nnanna Egwu, 6-11, jr.; Indiana: G Yogi Ferrell, 6-0, so.; F Will Sheehey, 6-7, sr.; F Troy Williams, 6-7, fr.; F Jeremy Hollowell, 6-8, so.; C Noah Vonleh, 6-10, fr. Scoring leaders -- Illinois: Rice 16.6; Abrams 12.6, Bertrand 11.1; Indiana: Ferrell 17.5, Vonleh 12.4, Sheehey 10.4 Rebounding leaders -- Illinois: Ekey 5.8, Rice 5.7, Egwu 5.6, Bertrand 5.4; Indiana: Vonleh 9.4, Williams 4.6, Hollowell 4.2, Sheehey 4.0. Assist leaders -- Illinois: Abrams 3.4, Jaylon Tate 2.3, Rice 1.8; Indiana: Ferrell 3.9, Sheehey 1.7, Evan Gordon 1.5; Hollowell 1.4.