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Jackson State Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


The first wave of the 2022 NCAA Preseason Tournament will include the collision between the Jackson State Tigers and the 11th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET.


The Jackson State Tigers men’s basketball team represented the Jackson State University in the 2020-21 NCAA Division I season led by 8th-year head coach Wayne Brent. Jackson State held their home matches at Williams Assembly Center in Jackson, Mississippi under the Southwestern Athletic Conference.


The Tigers were in 2nd place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with an 11-0 conference and a 12-6 overall standing last season.


The Jackson State Tigers won their last 5 SWAC contests versus Grambling State (64-59), Mississippi Valley State (68-54), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (64-58), Alabama A&M (79-54), and Alabama State (79-54). The Tigers made it to the SWAC Tournament and eliminated the 7th ranked Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 74-62 in the first round.


However, Jackson State did not reach the SWAC Tournament Championship after the Tigers kneeled to Texas Southern University at 81-84 in the second round.


The 2021-22 Jackson State Tigers’ line-up is composed of 26 players with an average height of 6’4” and 198.7 lbs. average weight. The Tigers’ 26-man basketball team includes 10 guards, 11 forwards, and 5 centers. 


The recruits came from Mississippi (9), Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), Ohio (3), Texas (3), Georgia (2), California (1), Illinois (1), and Michigan (1).


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Jackson State Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 11/9/2021


The 11th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini represented the University of Illinois in the 2020-21 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament led by fourth-year head coach Brad Underwood.


The Fighting Illini practiced and played their home games at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois under the umbrella of the Big Ten Conference. Illinois finished second in the Big Ten Conference with a 16-4 conference and a 24-7 overall standing last season.


The Fighting Illini won the Big Ten Tournament after they shut down Rutgers (90-68), Iowa (82-71), and Ohio State (91-88). After the B-10 Tournament victory, Illinois acquired an automatic qualification in the NCAA Tournament as the no.1-seeded in the Midwest region.


The Fighting Illini eliminated Drexel at 78-49 in the NCAA Tournament-First Round before a disappointing loss to the 8th-seeded Loyola Chicago at 58-71 in the Second Round.


Illinois will look different this season after beefing up their 2022 line-up to go back to the NCAA Tournament and compete for a national title. Andre Curbelo will enter the 2022 season as the starting no.1 guard while no.2 guard Alfonso Plummer will provide the needed shot that the Illini needs after losing Ayo Dosunmu and Adam Miller.


Trent Frazier will fill up the no.3 guard position while Jacob Grandison will take the no.4 Guard/Forward position. Omar Payne will complete the starting line-up as the starting center for the Orange and Blue team.  


Jackson State Tigers vs. #11 Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Illinois. Both teams won four of their last 5 games played but the Tigers did not make it to the SWAC Championship while the Fighting Illini earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten Conference title. The Illinois Fighting Illini will win predicted at 81-58.


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Jackson State Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET


Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois


Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -22.5


NCAAB Totals: 139.5


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