The No. 24 Spartans will head to Champaign, Ill. to face the Fighting Illini for the second time this season. MSU lost 61-51 when they last met in East Lansing two weeks ago. The Spartans have not lost a Big Ten road game so far and are 7-2 in conference play.
Forward Becca Mills led the Spartans with 17 points in the teams’ last meeting Jan. 23.
Last year at Illinois, center Jasmine Hines had her only career double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Illinois has lost three-straight games since their win against the Spartans and are now 2-7 in the Big Ten. They lead the Big Ten with 11.3 steals a game, but are last in field goal percentage. Their second leading scorer, Ivory Crawford, has raised her points per game average from 15.2 to 17.7.
Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.
Sierra Williams is a multimedia journalist for Impact Sports.
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