UC Riverside vs. Illinois – Game Preview – November 21, 2021

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The Illinois Fighting Illini () hosts the UC Riverside Highlanders () on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Aaliyah Nye scored a team-high 17 points in Illinois’ last outing to SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough in a 71-62 loss.

UC Riverside claimed a victory over Pacific (CA) 75-67 in the team’s last outing on Saturday. Olivia West scored 18 points leading the team in the victory.

Illinois Team Stats

Illinois averaged 59.6 points per game a season ago, which is the amount UC Riverside has given up per game.

The Fighting Illini made 67.8% of their team free throws last season, the 12th highest score in the Big Ten. Jeanae Terry had 2.3 free throws per game to lead Illinois while reversing 73 percent of his attempts on the line.

UC Riverside Team Statistics

The Highlanders averaged 58.7 points per game last season, which was lower than Illinois’ allowable 70.1 points per game. UC Riverside’s record was 5-4 when it hit the 70-point mark that year.

When they hit the free throw line last season, which they did 13.9 times per game, the Highlanders shot 70.1%, which was sixth in the Big West. Daphne Gnago was UC Riverside’s top shooter on the line, making 1.9 free throws per game while shooting 58 percent.

Illinois players to watch

Player stats reflect three of three games this season.

UC Riverside last season leaders

UC Riverside’s top scorer last season, Keilanei Cooper, averaged 14.6 points and 1.6 steals per game. Gnago paced the Highlanders with 6.6 rebounds per game and added 8.4 points, while Jada Holland led the team with 4.2 assists per game averaging 8.6 points.

Jordan Webster helped space the floor for UC Riverside last season, leading the Highlanders averaging 1.7 three-pointers per game while shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc.

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