Illinois vs Indiana 3/11/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

By: Tony G |

Last Updated: 03/10/2022 at 5:59 PM ET

Illinois will face off against Indiana in the Big Ten championship tournament quarterfinals on Friday for a tip off time of 11:30 AM Eastern. This game will be available on the Big Ten network. Indiana comes into this game with a record on the season of 19–12, and we are victorious in the second round of the tournaments against Michigan by the score of 74–69. Michigan was leading the game 41–28 at the half however Indiana outscored Michigan in the second half by the score of 46–28 advancing to the next round.

This will be the first game of the tournaments for Illinois as they have a record on the season of 22–8 and are ranked number 16 in the nation. Illinois has won four out of their last five games coming against Iowa, Penn State, on the road against Michigan and on the road against Michigan State by the score of 79–74. The only loss for Illinois came against Ohio State at home by the score of 86–83.

Kofi Cockburn is the team leader for Illinois in points per game averaging 21 on the season with a field goal percentage of 59.7%, and a free-throw percentage of 64%. He is also the team leader for Illinois in rebounds per game averaging 10.6 on the season. Trent Frazier is the team leader for Illinois in minutes per game averaging 34.6.

Xavier Johnson is the team leader for Indiana in assist per game from the guard position averaging 4.8 and is the team leader in minutes per game averaging 27.2. Trace Jackson Davis is the team leader for Indiana in points per game averaging 17.4 on the season with a field goal percentage of 57.8%, and a free-throw percentage of 66.7%. Trace is also the team leader for Indiana and rebounds per game averaging 8.2.

As a team, Illinois is averaging 76.2 points per game and only allowing their opponents an average of 67.7. In addition, Illinois has only lost eight games this season and is averaging 5.2 steals per game which is why we see them coming away with a victory advancing into the semifinals of the Big Ten championship tournament. Final Score Prediction: Illinois wins 81–74.

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