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Hawaii at Illinois
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, November 18, 2019
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

Illinois looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it hosts Hawaii on Monday. The Fighting Illini committed a season-high 22 turnovers in the 90-69 loss to No. 17 Arizona on Nov. 10, which was their seventh consecutive road defeat to a ranked team under third-year coach Brad Underwood, and they hope to start a five-game home stand on the right foot by taking down the Rainbow Warriors for the eighth consecutive time.



"It's a frustrating trend and we need to get better," Underwood told reporters. "I like this team and I like what we're capable of so we're not going to let one game on the road at Arizona define our season." Illinois has won 21 of its last 24 non-conference home games since the start of 2016-17, but needed overtime to put away Nicholls State (78-70) in its season opener on Nov. 5. The Fighting Illini are 7-0 all-time against Hawaii although four of the last five meetings have been decided by five points or less, including a 78-77 win for Illinois in their last matchup in 2012. The Rainbow Warriors have won back-to-back games following an 83-75 victory against Portland State on Saturday, and hope to continue their encouraging start by knocking off a Big Ten opponent for the first time since Dec. 22, 2014.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPNU



ABOUT HAWAII (3-1): Eddie Stansberry continued his sizzling start to the season as he went 6-of-7 from 3-point land en route to a career-high 28 points in the win against Portland State to register his third consecutive game with at least 20 points. Drew Buggs added 13 points and five assists while Samuta Avea scored 12 points as the Rainbow Warriors shot 50.8 percent from the floor, including 11-of-20 from beyond the arc. Zigmars Raimo filled up the stat sheet as he finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to notch his fifth career double-double.

ABOUT ILLINOIS: (2-1): Ayo Dosunmu led the way with 15 points and four assists, but also committed five turnovers as the Fighting Illini were outscored 51-31 in the second half against Arizona. Trent Frazier added 14 points while Andres Feliz produced 13 points and 10 rebounds to post his second double-double in three games. "It's early man, but we're 2-1 and it's a great learning experience for this team," Frazier admitted to reporters. "I love this team and this is probably the best team we've had in a while … so right now our main focus is to get ready for Hawaii and get better."



TIP-INS

1. Illinois is averaging 16 offensive rebounds per game.

2. The Fighting Illini have turned the ball over 60 times in three games.

3. Stansberry has gone 13-of-19 from 3-point range over his last three games.



PREDICTION: Illinois 74, Hawaii 69


Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Hawaii 3-1 W2 3-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 3-0 0-0
Illinois 2-1 L1 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0
Last Meeting
Hawaii Illinois
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/16/12 ILL 78 HAW 77 77 44 40.9 78 28 42.2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Hawaii V. Joaquim 22 53.3 4
Illinois B. Paul 25 50.0 6
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Hawaii V. Joaquim 11 4 7
Illinois D. Richardson 6 0 6
Assists Player  
Hawaii J. Tavita 7
Illinois T. Abrams 3
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Hawaii E. Stansberry 80 49.0 16
Illinois A. Feliz 57 50.0 18
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Hawaii Z. Raimo 29 5 24
Illinois K. Cockburn 32 15 17
Assists Player  
Hawaii D. Buggs 19
Illinois A. Dosunmu 12
Quickchart Matchup
blue bar Hawaii Off vs  red bar Illinois Defense
blue bar 73.8 Points For
red bar 77.0 Points Against
blue bar 45.6 FG%
red bar 46.8 FG%
blue bar 31.0 Reb
red bar 24.3 Reb
red bar Illinois Off vs  blue bar Hawaii Defense
red bar 76.7 Points For
blue bar 68.8 Points Against
red bar 45.5 FG%
blue bar 40.3 FG%
red bar 40.3 Reb
blue bar 30.3 Reb