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The Illinois baseball team and Illinois State finish their season series Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Illinois. The Illini are looking for the season sweep over Illinois State.
 
Illinois (11-18, 1-5 Big Ten) is coming off a 7-5 win Sunday at No. 18 Michigan, the team's second victory over a ranked opponent this season. The Illini have won five of their last seven.
 
Illinois State (9-20, 0-3 Missouri Valley) is looking to snap a four-game losing streak against Illinois.
Illinois State (9-20) returns to action after winning two games in a three-game series versus Dayton over the weekend.
 
The Redbirds will go with left-hander Colton Johnson (1-2, 4.30) to start Tuesday's game. 
 
Senior Matthew James will get the start on the mound for the Illini in his hometown of Normal. He also started there last season and struck out a career-high six Redbirds in four innings.

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