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

No. 1 UConn and No. 3 Illinois meet in the East Regional final on Saturday night in the men's college basketball tournament.

UConn is doing things we have never seen in the men's tournament. The Huskies are steamrolling every team put in front of them, winning nine tournament games in a row dating back to last season, all by 13+ points and by an average of 23 PPG. At this point, Danny Hurley's squad almost resembles an NBA team.

But the beauty of March is that anything can happen. Illinois is in its first regional final since 2005, a year they lost in the national championship. Terrence Shannon Jr. is arguably the most prolific scorer left in the tournament and can carry the Fighting Illini in this game. He'll have to if his team is to have a chance against the reigning national champs.

How to watch Illinois vs. UConn, TV channel and streaming

Illinois vs. UConn will be broadcast on TBS, which can be watched via linear or cable TV as well as streaming apps including YouTubeTV, Sling TV and FuboTV. The game can be streamed on the March Madness Live app.

Illinois vs. UConn start time, date and venue

Illinois vs. UConn is scheduled to tip off at 6:09 PM ET/ 5:09 PM CT / 3:09 PM PT on Saturday, March 30 from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Illinois vs. UConn odds


+300 ML


-380 ML


UConn -8.5

Total Points

O/U 155

Illinois vs. UConn injury report

Illinois: Max Williams - out (undisclosed)

UConn: No injuries to report

Illinois vs. UConn predicted lineups

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

UConn: Tristen Newton, Cam Spencer, Alex Karaban, Stephon Castle, Donovan Clingan

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Illinois vs. UConn stats

Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last five games, including 3-0 in the 2024 tournament. They are covering the spread by an average of 8.8 PPG in three tournament games.

UConn has won nine tournament games in a row dating back to last year, all by 13+ points and by an average of just under 23 PPG.

UConn is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games, and 2-8 to the under in its last 10 games.

Illinois is 7-3 to the over in its last 10 games.

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Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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