Illini basketball schedule released


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — The Illinois men’s basketball non-conference schedule is out for next season and it comes with plenty of challenges. The Illini will play seven games against high major opponents before Big Ten Conference play tips off.

“The schedule is obviously one of the best in the country,” Underwood said. “I said when I came here we are going to play really good people. I think when you are building, when you are establishing, let’s go play the best. I think people need to understand I’m not going to run away from anybody. We’re at the University of Illinois, we’re one of the best programs in the country and if we want to get what we’re going to get and hope to get to, we need to play people.”

2018-19 Illinois Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Nov. 2: Exhibition (Opponent TBD)

Nov. 8: Evansville

Gavitt Tipoff Games

Nov. 13: Georgetown

Maui Jim Invitational:

Nov. 19: Gonzaga

Nov. 20: Opponent TBD 

Nov. 21: Opponent TBD

Nov. 25: Mississippi Valley State

ACC/Big Ten Challenge:

Nov. 27: at Notre Dame

Dec. 8: UNLV

Dec. 15: East Tennessee State

Braggin’ Rights:

Dec. 22: Missouri

Dec. 29: Florida Atlantic

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