The Illinois Fighting Illini will put a six-game win streak on the line this afternoon when they head to College Park to take on Maryland.
The Illini finished the non-conference schedule 10-3 overall while Maryland is 12-1.
Illinois finished the non-conference slate with their sixth straight win in the Braggin' Rights rivalry game against Missouri last Wednesday night.
The Terrapins non-conference 12-1 run includes wins over Georgetown, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State.
Last year, as a top 25 team, Maryland trounced Illinois 81-55, also at College Park.
The two sides will meet twice this year, the second meeting in another two and a half weeks, on January 14.
Game time today is 4 pm on ESPN 2.