Arkansas State (1-0) vs. No. 11 Illinois (1-0)
State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Illinois hosts Arkansas State in an early season matchup. Arkansas State easily beat Harding by 26 in its last outing. Illinois is coming off a 71-47 win over Jackson State in its most recent game.
DID YOU KNOW: Illinois held its eight non-conference opponents to an average of just 65.5 points per game last year. The Fighting Illini offense put up 82.8 points per contest en route to a 5-3 record against competition outside the Big Ten Conference. Arkansas State went 0-4 against non-conference schools in 2020-21.
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