Coming off a pair of home wins last week, BYU basketball will head east to take on Illinois in the State Farm Chicago Legends at the United in Chicago on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. CST.
Saturday's game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.
BYU’s game against Illinois is part of the State Farm Chicago Legends in the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. It will be BYU’s third game this season in an NBA arena (W, 77-63 vs. Utah State at Vivint Smart Home Arena; L, 91-84 vs. USC in Staples Center).
Eric Mika was named WCC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in wins over Colorado and Weber State.
Yoeli Childs set and re-set his career high in scoring with 10 points against Weber State and 11 against Colorado. He had his first career double-double against Colorado as he grabbed 12 rebounds to go with his 11 points.
BYU Cougars (7-3, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 290-102 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Illinois Fighting Illini (8-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
- Head Coach: John Groce
- Alma Mater: Taylor, 1994
- Career Record: 170-120 (9th)
- Record at Illinois: 85-64 (5th)
- TV: Big Ten Network
- TV Talent: Dave Revsine (play-by-play), Jon Crispin (analyst)
- Live Video: btn2go.com
- Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM, BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
- Series Record: Illinois leads 3-2
- Last Meeting: BYU won 80-75, 12/19/80
- H/A/N: 1-1/0-2/1-0
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