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Purdue Basketball: Illinois Preview - By The Numbers

The Illini head into West Lafayette for an early season Top 10 showdown.

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University of Illinois (11-2)

Big 10: 2-0 (Tied for First)

Ken Pom #8

Basic Information

Location: Urbana-Champaign

Type of School: Public Land Grant Research University

Mascot: None (Soon to be the Belted Kingfisher?)

Head Coach - Brad Underwood

Seasons at Illinois: 7

Illinios Record: 125-81

Other Head Coaching Jobs:

Stephen F. Austin (89-14)

Oklahoma State (20-13)

Overall Record: 234-108

Regular Season Conference Championships: 4 (SFA - 3, Ill - 1)

Conference Tournament Championships: 4 (SFA - 3, Ill - 1)

NCAA Appearances: 7 (4-7)

Final 4 Appearances: 0

Kenpom Style of Play

() = National Ranking per Kenpom

Note:

This was a tough one to figure out. I wanted to give y’all an overview of what to expect tonight, but the cumulative stats with suspended star player Terrance Shannon Jr are useless. Illinois have played 2 games without Shannon, but 1 was a non-conference blowout over some team I’ve never heard of called Farleigh-Dickinson.

I decided to go with the advanced stats from their game against Northwestern. It was a 96-66 blowout win for Illinois. The stats are going to be skewed. I had to change what I normally included as well.

Offense

Adj. Efficiency: 144 (1)

Defense

Adj. Efficiency: 99 (3)

Tempo

Pace: 67 (second slowest of the season)

Kenpom 4 Factors

() = National Ranking per Kenpom

Offense

Effective FG%: 71.4

Turnover %: 15

Off. Reb. %: 36

FT Rate: 35.7

Defense

Effective FG%: 47.5

Turnover %: 15

Off. Reb. %: 23.5

FT Rate: 13.1

Illinois Starters

Position Number Player Class Height Weight Previous Team Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Steal Block
Position Number Player Class Height Weight Previous Team Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Steal Block
Point Guard 3 Marcus Domask Sr. 6'6" 215 Southern Illinois 35 32 5 6 0 1
Shooting Guard 20 Ty Rodgers So. 6'6" 200 19 6 3 4 0 0
Wing 10 Luke Goode Jr. 6'7" 210 32 6 5 1 1 0
Power Forward 13 Quincy Guerrier Sr. 6'8" 220 Oregon 35 14 10 0 0 1
Center 33 Coleman Hawkins Sr. 6'10" 225 35 13 5 2 1 2

Illinois Bench

Position Number Player Class Height Weight Previous Team Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Steal Block
Position Number Player Class Height Weight Previous Team Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Steal Block
Shooting Guard 4 Justin Harmon 4 6'4" 180 Utah Valley 4 20 2 1 0 0
Center 42 Dain Dainja Jr. 6'9" 270 Baylor 29 2 2 2 0 1

Note:

This is a two part preview. I nuked my original preview and went with nothing but stats from the Northwestern game and now I’m behind. I’ve got to pick up my daughter from, and then I’ll be back to cover the match-ups and give you a prediction.

I know y’all like to have a place to chat, so I thought I would give you a place to chat about this game. Don’t worry, this won’t be a regular feature. If you want something more substantial to hold you over. Garrett and I talked about this game on the Boiler Up Down South podcast yesterday.

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