Illinois to play at Duke in ACC/B1G Challenge


WCIA — Illinois basketball fans are getting their wish. The Illini are set to play at Duke on Dec. 8 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, in a likely matchup of two preseason Top 10 teams.

Illinois hasn’t visited Cameron Indoor Stadium since Lou Henson’s final season in 1995. Ironically enough, that’s the last time the Illini beat the Blue Devils. Duke leads the all-time series 2-5, with four straight wins.

The Illinois schedule has not been released yet, but official practice is already underway. The NCAA has set Nov. 25 as the first day games can tip across the country.

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