Hoops du Jour
Men: Penn State at Illinois
Tipoff: 8:30 p.m.; Champaign, Illinois; State Farm Center
Records: Penn State (3-5, Big Ten 0-4); Illinois (9-5, Big Ten 5-3)
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM
Notable: Nittany Lions coming off 8-point loss at Purdue. …Illinois, ranked 22nd, are coming off 6-point loss to Ohio State. …Illini are 6-2 at home this year. …Top two scorers for Illini are Ayo Dosunmo (22.4 ppg) and Kofi Cockburn (17.1 ppg). …Myreon Jones led PSU with 23 points in the Purdue loss. He hit four 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game.
Mirror prediction: Illinois 74, Penn State 60
Mirror prediction record: 6-2
— Scott Franco
Men: Duke at Pitt
Tipoff: 9 p.m., Petersen Events Center
Records: Duke (5-3, 3-1 in ACC); Pitt (7-2, 3-1 in ACC)
Notable: Duke is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2016. … Pitt’s Justin Champagnie was named ACC Co-Player of the Week after leading Pitt to a 96-76 win over Syracuse Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. He shares the honor with Virginia Tech’s Tyrese Radford. Champagnie, returning to action for the first time since suffering a knee injury Dec. 20, recorded his fourth double-double and fourth 20-10 game of the season with 24 points and 16 rebounds in the win over Syracuse. … The ACC announced two time changes to upcoming Pitt men’s basketball games in February Monday morning. Pitt will host N.C. State at the Petersen Events Center in a 4:30 p.m. start Wednesday, Feb. 17 on the ACC Network. The Panthers game Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Virginia has been moved to a 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ACC Network.
Mirror prediction: Duke 77, Pittsburgh 70
Mirror prediction record: 2-7
— Michael Boytim
Women: Mt. St. Mary’s at SFU
Tipoff: 6 p.m., DeGol Arena, Loretto
Records: Mount St. Mary’s (4-3 overall, 3-1 Northeast Conference); Saint Francis (8-4, 6-0).
Video: NEC Front Row
Notable: This game was rescheduled from Dec. 19 when it had to be postponed due to COVID issues … After the Mountaineers loss to Sacred Heart on Friday, the Red Flash are the lone unbeaten team left in NEC play (except Merrimack which has yet to play a game) … Bellwood-Antis grad Karson Swogger, who averaged 21 points in the doubleheader with Bryant, is nine points away from 1,000 for her SFU career … Saint Francis senior Haley Thomas and MSM freshman Isabella Hunt played together for one year at Bishop McCort.
Mirror prediction: Saint Francis 75, Mount St. Mary’s 71
Mirror prediction record: 9-3
— Nate Ritchey