Who's Playing

Illinois State Redbirds @ UIC Flames

Current Records: Illinois State 3-3, UIC 5-2

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Credit Union 1 Arena -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $42.00

What to Know

The Illinois State Redbirds and the UIC Flames will face off at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 30th at Credit Union 1 Arena without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

It's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 22.7% worse than the opposition, a fact Illinois State found out the hard way last Wednesday. They suffered a grim 74-49 defeat to the Raiders. Illinois State has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

Meanwhile, UIC unfortunately witnessed the end of their five-game winning streak on Sunday. They lost 58-57 to the Spartans on a last-minute free throw From Donovan Atwell. UIC didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.

The losses dropped the Redbirds to 3-3 and the Raiders to 2-4.

Illinois State will be fighting an uphill battle on Thursday as the experts have pegged them as the six-point underdog. Currently 6-0 against the spread, UIC has been a solid investment this season; on the other hand, Illinois State is only 1-4 ATS.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Illinois State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.2 rebounds per game. However, it's not like UIC struggles in that department as they've been even better at 39 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.


UIC is a solid 6-point favorite against Illinois State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Flames as a 7-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 135.5 points.

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Series History

Illinois State has won 4 out of their last 6 games against UIC.

  • Feb 01, 2023 - Illinois State 68 vs. UIC 62
  • Dec 28, 2022 - UIC 55 vs. Illinois State 51
  • Dec 18, 2019 - Illinois State 67 vs. UIC 66
  • Dec 05, 2018 - UIC 94 vs. Illinois State 75
  • Dec 19, 2017 - Illinois State 71 vs. UIC 70
  • Dec 16, 2015 - Illinois State 72 vs. UIC 60