UMKC Kangaroos (0-2) at Illinois Fighting Illini (1-0)
Champaign, Illinois; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Illinois hosts the UMKC Kangaroos after Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 24 points in Illinois’ 87-57 victory over the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
Illinois finished 23-10 overall a season ago while going 13-3 at home. The Fighting Illini shot 44.8% from the field and 35.9% from 3-point range last season.
UMKC went 12-6 in Summit play and 8-7 on the road last season. The Kangaroos allowed opponents to score 67.3 points per game and shoot 44.1% from the field last season.
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