Illinois Vs. Indiana Preview: Illini Go For Key Road Victory

CHAMPAIGN, IL - JANUARY 31: Brandon Paul #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks for room under the basket against the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Michigan State 42-41. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illinois is looking for its second win on the road in Big Ten play.

The Fighting Illini have lost four of their last five games in BIg Ten play, but they have recorded key wins over Ohio State and Michigan State at home, and those were big for NCAA tournament purposes. So too would be a win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday night.

Related: Big Ten Weekly Review and Player Efficiency Ratings, Feb.7th

Indiana's defense is really struggling in league play -- the Hoosiers aren't forcing very many turnovers, and opponents have made 51% of their two-point attempts. That's encouraging news for an Illinois offense that has had its own issues this season, especially in the turnover department.

Date & Time: Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m. CT

TV: Big Ten Network

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, head over to Illinois blog Hail to the Orange and Indiana blog Crimson Quarry. For more college basketball coverage, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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