Illinois and Ohio State both are top 25 Big Ten basketball teams and they’re scheduled to play each other Saturday at All-State Arena, better known as Assembly Hall, in Champaign, Illinois.

The 14th ranked Illini are sitting in third place in the conference at 5-2 and a modest 9-4 overall, though their schedule has included matchups with several of the country’s top teams. The Buckeyes are the 21st ranked squad nationally at 10-3 overall, and 4-3 in Big Ten play. That’s good for fifth place in the conference but well within striking distance of the leaderboard during this middle stretch of the season.

By a quirk of scheduling and neutral-site games, this is Ohio State’s first trip to Assembly Hall in four seasons. On New Years Day 2017, the Illini knocked off the Buckeyes 75-70 to open up Big Ten play for both programs.

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood offered media a few comments on the game during a Friday afternoon press conference. He discussed the Buckeye’s tendency to play “small ball” this season and offered a stark metaphor for how Ohio State would guard Kofi Cockburn, the Illini’s towering seven-foot center from Jamaica.

The coach’s comments can be read below.