Las Vegas Invitational, Villanova, Oregon, Missouri highlight pre-conference slate
Through its Twitter account on Friday, the Illinois basketball program released its complete non conference schedule, highlighted by match ups against Miami, Villanova, Oregon, Missouri and the Las Vegas Invitational. Here’s a look at the full pre-Big Ten slate.
Nov. 7 Qunicy (Exhibition)
Nov. 14 Georgia Southern
Nov. 16 Coppin State
Nov. 21 Austin Peay
Nov. 24 Brown
Nov. 27 Indiana State (Las Vegas)
Nov. 28 Memphis/Baylor (Las Vegas)
Dec. 2 at Miami
Dec. 6 American
Dec. 9 vs. Villanova (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 13 vs. Oregon (United Center)
Dec. 17 Hampton
Dec. 20 vs. Missouri (St. Louis)
Dec. 27 Kennesaw State
The Big Ten schedule will be released next month. Here’s what is known right now about the conference match ups:
Illinois will play Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue twice each; once at home and once on the road.
The Illini will play road games at Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Indiana, Maryland, Penn State and Rutgers will visit State Farm Center during the 18-game slate.