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Friday NCAA Games: Nebraska-Purdue, Michigan-Illinois


While Friday is usually the slowest night around college basketball during the regular season, bookmakers have two big Big Ten schools in action to bet on Friday. Here’s a quick look at both, and check back on the NCAAB odds.

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Nebraska in #7 Bordeaux

These tips are at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The Hulkers performed well on Tuesday but lost at home to Illinois 81-71. Bryce McGuins He had three attackers (6-11, 0-6) with 19 points and six rebounds. Alonzo Verge Jr. and Derek Walker Each of them added 14 points. Walker added seven rebounds while Verg scored nine assists. The Huskers shot 45.8 percent from the field (25-59) and were 6-for-12 from the three-point range (50 percent).

McGowens ranks second nationally among all true starters with 15.9 points per game. The Nebraska players have combined eight doubles in 16 games this season after just three in 2020-21.

NU in-depth bad news this week forward Trevor Lakes He will be out indefinitely due to a shoulder injury. Lex, who underwent surgery on his right shoulder last March, has successfully treated the injury over the course of the year, but has had a relapse recently. The Lakes have played eight games this season, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. He had eight points on the season, his highest win in a Huskies victory over Kennesaw State on December 22.

Purdue has been absent since its 74-67 win in Pennsylvania on Saturday. After Penn State led 65-64 with 3:42 to play, Boilermakers outscored Nittany Lions 10-2 for the rest of the match. Star Trevon Williams, who came off the bench for the first time in five games, scored 21 points including the final basket. Synonym of Bordeaux Center from Travion Williams Zach Eddy scored 27 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists, as 12 of 16 went off the field in just 31 minutes.

The victory was Matt Pinter’s 182nd in the Big Ten, moving it to a tie for seventh with Judd Heathcote on the Big Ten’s league-only win list. He has racked up 368 victories in Purdue, and only needs three more to tie Ward “Piggy” Lambert for second on Purdue’s career win list.

This is the only scheduled meeting between Purdue and Nebraska this season.

Michigan at #25 Illinois

Tip 9 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Michigan hasn’t played since a 75-67 loss at Rutgers on Jan. 4 with games against Michigan State and Purdue postponed due to COVID, but the Wolverines are expected to appear in court on Friday — just maybe not in full force.

For the second season, All-American Hunter Dickinson topped UM in scoring (16.1) and rebounding (8.8). Eli Brooks is in second place with 12.9 points per game and Caleb Hostan It ranks third with 9.5 points. Joanne Howard has moved quickly among the head coaches at UM in the past. He only needs one win to hit 50. He will become the fourth coach of the third year with over 50 appearances – Steve Fisher had 62, while Tommy Maker Brian Ellerby was 52 years old.

Illinois beat Nebraska 81-71 on Tuesday. Tied four minutes before the end of the match, Eleni finished the match in the 16-6 round, fueled by Trent Frazier and Omar Payne. Frazier finished the night with a season-high 29 points, shooting 50% from the field and a three-point range. Fraser’s free throw was decisive along his stretch as he finished 8-10 on the goal line.

Illini’s indoor presence led the game as he scored 44 points in the paint and included 42 rebounds, 15 of which were on the offensive end. Kofi Cockburn scored his ninth double this season with 16 points and 13 rebounds Coleman Hawkins He added eight and caught Pine with five.

Illini outperformed 13 of 15 opponents and ranked second in the NCAA with a rebound margin at +14.1 RPG, behind Kentucky only 15.1. Illinois outperforms its opponents 238-140 (47.6-28.0 RPG) in its big four games.

Illinois is 5-0 in a Big Ten game for the first time since 2005, when it won its first 15 league games. Illinois is experiencing a nine-game winning streak, taking its last four games last season along with a start to this year 5-0. Illinois’ big nine-game winning streak is the longest since it set a school record with 25 consecutive Big Ten wins over the 2004 (10) and 2005 (15) seasons (January 31, 2004 to March 3) 2005).

Michigan and Illinois are scheduled to play again on February 27 in Ann Arbor.

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