WMBD/WYZZ-TV - CHAMPAIGN, Ill - December is the month for college final exams but the fighting Illini are expecting a different kind of exam Saturday night.
Illinois (9-1) plays No. 15 Oregon in Portland.
"It's a good test for us as a team," said Illinois guard Tracy Abrams. "It tests our work, what we're doing. And what we can improve on at the same time."
The Ducks (8-0) average over 91 points per game and are the fifth-highest scoring team in the country.
"It's going to be a good test. They're good on offense, we have one of the top defenses, 18th in the nation," said Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice. "So it's going to be a real good test."
Tipoff is 8 p.m CDT.