2021 ScheduleAll times ET

2021 Schedule
3-1, 1st in Big Ten
Back-to-back Baylor buckets force Illinois' timeout (0:48)
Bezhanishvili fires up Illinois bench with 3-ball (0:26)
Frazier drains transition 3 for Illinois vs. Baylor (0:27)

Courtside: The guys look back at an exciting first week of college basketball

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the first week of college basketball, including Richmond upsetting Kentucky, Clemson taking out Purdue and Mississippi State, Memphis’ volume shooter problem, where things stand with Virginia after losing to San Francisco, Gonzaga playing at another level, Michigan State’s versatility, Dakich’s love affair with Derek Culver, the A10, and why there’s no need to be concerned with Villanova.

Illinois's Williams knocks down clutch 3 (0:18)
Cockburn hammers home slam for Illinois (0:26)
Illinois comes out strong in win vs. Chicago State (1:56)
Curbelo flies for fastbreak dunk (0:24)
Cockburn elevates for monster block (0:16)
Curbelo goes coast-to-coast for reverse lay-in (0:22)
Miller drains circus shot (0:19)
Illinois routs North Carolina A&T behind Miller, Dosunmu (1:01)
Cockburn rattles rim with Illinois' first dunk of the season (0:18)

Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).

Previewing the biggest names in college basketball (1:26)
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17dJeff Borzello

Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights

Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men's Classic at the start of December.

Team Stats

Points Per Game91.326th
Rebounds Per Game49.39th
Assists Per Game19.331st
Points Allowed63.8

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record40-31
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30