Maryland is looking to snap a three-game losing skid.
The Terps and Illini have met 17 times before.
Illinois enters the game on a four-game winning streak.
The Big Ten and NCAA tournaments were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Terps look to stay hot in a pivotal top-20 matchup.
The Terps and Fighting Illini battle for sole possession of first place in the Big Ten tonight in Champaign.
The Terps are looking to open Big Ten play with a win and improve to 10-0.