Top Illinois Players to Watch vs. Arkansas - First Round
When the Arkansas Razorbacks (20-13) and Illinois Fighting Illini (20-12) face off in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday at 4:30 PM ET, Anthony Black and Terrence Shannon Jr. will be two of the most notable players to watch.
In the article below, we'll give you all the info you need to know about who to keep your eye on in this matchup on TBS.
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How to Watch Illinois vs. Arkansas
- Game Day: Thursday, March 16
- Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
- Arena: Wells Fargo Arena
- Location: Des Moines, Iowa
- TV: TBS | Watch select March Madness games live on FuboTV
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Illinois' Last Game
On Thursday, in its most recent game, Illinois lost to Penn State 79-76. With 19 points, Shannon was its high scorer.
|Terrence Shannon Jr.||19||5||4||1||0||2|
Illinois Players to Watch
Shannon is averaging team highs in points (17.1 per game) and assists (2.9). And he is delivering 4.7 rebounds, making 44% of his shots from the floor and 32.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 triples per contest.
Coleman Hawkins is No. 1 on the Fighting Illini in rebounding (6.3 per game) and assists (3), and produces 9.9 points. He also posts 1 steal and 1.2 blocked shots.
Matthew Mayer is averaging 12.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 41.4% of his shots from the field and 33.8% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 treys per contest.
Dain Dainja gets the Fighting Illini 9.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
The Fighting Illini get 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Jayden Epps.
Illinois Top Performers (Last 10 Games)
|Terrence Shannon Jr.||13.5||2.7||1.8||0.8||0.6||1.3|
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