No. 23 Illinois hosts Monmouth following Dainja’s 20-point game

Monmouth Hawks (0-2) at Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0)

Champaign, Illinois; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Illinois hosts the Monmouth Hawks after Dain Dainja scored 20 points in Illinois’ 86-48 win against the UMKC Kangaroos.

Illinois went 13-3 at home last season while going 23-10 overall. The Fighting Illini allowed opponents to score 67.2 points per game and shoot 41.3% from the field last season.

Monmouth finished 21-13 overall last season while going 10-7 on the road. The Hawks averaged 68.6 points per game while shooting 41.8% from the field and 33.1% from deep last season.

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