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Illinois vs. Iowa State: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The No. 2 Iowa State Cyclones and No. 3 Illinois Fighting Illini face off on Thursday night with a spot in the East Region final at stake.

Both teams won their first-round matchups with ease, and in the second round, Illinois rode a huge first half to beat Duquesne while Iowa State pulled away from Washington State in the second half.

The winner of this matchup will meet the winner of San Diego State vs. UConn in the East Region final.

How to watch Illinois vs. Iowa State, TV channel and streaming

Illinois vs. Iowa State will be broadcast on TBS and truTV, which can be watched on cable TV packages and streaming apps such as YouTubeTV and SlingTV. It can also be streamed on the March Madness Live app.

Illinois vs. Iowa State start time, date and venue

Illinois vs. Iowa State is scheduled to begin at 10:09 PM ET/9:09 PM CT on Thursday, March 28, and the game will take place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Illinois vs. Iowa State injury report

Illinois: Max Williams - undisclosed, out

Iowa State: Kayden Fish - shoulder, out

Illinois vs. Iowa State predicted lineups

Illinois: Marcus Domask, Quincy Guerrier, Terrence Shannon, Ty Rodgers, Coleman Hawkins

Iowa State: Tamin Lipsey, Milan Momcilovic, Keshon Gilbert, Robert Jones, Tre King

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Illinois vs. Iowa State stats

  • Illinois scores the ninth-most points per game in the nation with 84.6; Iowa State allows the fourth-fewest points per game with 61.3.
  • The Cyclones force the second-most turnovers per game among Division I teams with 17.3 and they are fourth in steals per game with 10.3; the Fighting Illini force the fourth-fewest turnovers per game with 8.1 and they average the ninth-fewest steals in DI with 4.3 per game.
  • Illinois averages the 113th-best three-point percentage (35.3 percent) while allowing the 234th-highest opponent three-point percentage (34.3); Iowa State is 93rd among DI teams in three-point percentage (35.6) while allowing the 56th-lowest (31.5).
  • Iowa State allows opponents to take the third-fewest field goal attempts of any DI team's defense with 51.4 attempts per game; Illinois ranks 346th of 362 DI teams in that stat by allowing 63.9 field goal attempts per game.
  • Both teams are 9-1 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games; Illinois is 8-2 on the Over/Under in that span while Iowa State is 2-8 on the Over/Under for its Total Points lines.
  • Terrence Shannon of Illinois averages the third-most points per game in DI men's basketball with 23.3.
  • Iowa State's Tamin Lipsey is fifth in the nation in steals per game with 2.7 and third in defensive rating with an 88.4 rating.

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