The No. 23 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) go up against the Valparaiso Beacons (2-1) at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, November 17, 2023. The matchup airs on B1G+.

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Valparaiso vs. Illinois Game Info

  • When: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois
  • TV: B1G+

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Valparaiso Stats Insights

  • The Beacons shot 43.9% from the field, 2.3% higher than the 41.6% the Fighting Illini's opponents shot last season.
  • Valparaiso compiled a 10-11 straight up record in games it shot over 41.6% from the field.
  • The Beacons were the 233rd-ranked offensive rebounding team in college basketball, and the Fighting Illini finished 60th.
  • The Beacons put up only 1.7 more points per game last year (68.9) than the Fighting Illini allowed their opponents to score (67.2).
  • When it scored more than 67.2 points last season, Valparaiso went 11-6.

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Valparaiso Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, Valparaiso scored 72.5 points per game last season, 5.5 more than it averaged on the road (67).
  • In 2022-23, the Beacons conceded 7.9 fewer points per game at home (69.9) than away (77.8).
  • At home, Valparaiso drained 6.8 3-pointers per game last season, one more than it averaged on the road (5.8). Valparaiso's 3-point shooting percentage was also higher at home (31.6%) than on the road (29.6%).

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Valparaiso Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
11/6/2023 Trinity Christian W 100-61 Athletics-Recreation Center
11/10/2023 IUPUI L 66-56 Athletics-Recreation Center
11/14/2023 Green Bay W 64-59 Athletics-Recreation Center
11/17/2023 @ Illinois - State Farm Center
11/21/2023 Western Illinois - Athletics-Recreation Center
11/25/2023 Southern - Athletics-Recreation Center