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St. Francis (Pa.) @ Illinois

Current Records: St. Francis (Pa.) 4-5; Illinois 7-3

What to Know

The St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court. Their road trip will continue as they head to State Farm Center at 1 p.m. ET Saturday to face off against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Red Flash will be strutting in after a win while Illinois will be stumbling in from a loss.

St. Francis (Pa.) had enough points to win and then some against the Hartford Hawks on Tuesday, taking their game 81-66.

Meanwhile, Illinois entered their contest against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. Illinois fell in an 83-79 heartbreaker. They got double-digit scores from four players: guard Trent Frazier (27), guard Alfonso Plummer (25), guard Jacob Grandison (14), and center Kofi Cockburn (13). That makes it three consecutive games in which Kofi Cockburn has had at least 13 rebounds.

Illinois' defeat took them down to 7-3 while St. Francis (Pa.)'s victory pulled them up to 4-5. We'll see if Illinois can steal the Red Flash's luck or if St. Francis (Pa.) records another victory instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Center -- Champaign, Illinois
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.00


The Fighting Illini are a big 22.5-point favorite against the Red Flash, 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 Fighting Illini as a 21.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Illinois

  • Andre Curbelo: Out (Neck)
  • Austin Hutcherson: Out for the Season (Back)

Injury Report for St. Francis (Pa.)

No Injury Information