Illinois basketball plays Tennessee Martin on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online below.
The Illini won their first game under coach Brad Underwood on Friday — a 102-55 victory over Southern. Illinois plays six home games to start the season.
Illinois-Tennessee Martin game time
The Illinois-Tennessee Martin game will tip off at 6 p.m. ET.
Illinois-Tennessee Martin TV channel
Illinois-Tennessee Martin will be shown on ESPNU.
Can I watch the Illinois-Tennessee Martin online?
You can! WatchESPN will carry the game, if you have a cable subscription.
Illinois-Tennessee Martin preview
Illinois doesn’t play a top 100 team in the KenPom.com rankings until Nov. 28 against Wake Forest. That should give Underwood plenty of time to get his offensive system in place.
Last year, Oklahoma State had the best offensive in the country, according to KenPom.com
That was on display Sunday with 102 points — the most in an Illini season opener since 1990. Mark Alstork and Aaron Jordan both had 17 points and the Illini had five players in double figures.
Underwood said that game was the first stepping in getting the team’s swagger back, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“It’s pretty cool,” he said. “I love the smell of an arena, the atmosphere of an arena. Just to soak that in for a minute. I have so much love for students and the support they bring. I’ll be honest. I was nervous. I was emotional, I guess, from the standpoint I’m living out my dream. When 14,000 show up tonight, it’s pretty special. All in all it was a good night.”
KenPom projects an 80-67 win over Tennessee Martin on Sunday. The Skyhawks went 22-13 last season.
Illinois opens conference play on Dec. 1 against a Northwestern team that’s expected to be one of the best groups in the Big Ten this season.