UTRGV @ No. 14 Illinois
Current Records: UTRGV 4-2; Illinois 3-2
What to Know
The #14 Illinois Fighting Illini will take on the UTRGV Vaqueros at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at home.
Illinois has more to be thankful for after their contest against the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday. The Fighting Illini came out on top against K-State by a score of 72-64. The top scorers for Illinois were center Kofi Cockburn (23 points) and guard Alfonso Plummer (21 points). Alfonso Plummer’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Monday. Plummer’s points were the most he has had all year.
As for UTRGV, they can’t say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They managed a 72-67 win over the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Tuesday.
Their wins bumped Illinois to 3-2 and the Vaqueros to 4-2. On Tuesday the Fighting Illini relied heavily on Kofi Cockburn, who dropped a double-double on 23 points and 13 boards. It will be up to UTRGV’s defense to limit his damage.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: State Farm Center — Champaign, Illinois
- TV: BTN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.