Illini get rematch with Georgia Tech

Illini get rematch with Georgia Tech

Illinois will face a familiar opponent in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge, traveling to Georgia Tech on Dec. 3 in a rematch of last season's matchup which the Illini won 75-62 in Champaign.

In that game, Joseph Bertrand and Brandon Paul led Illinois with 15 points apiece. Bertrand went on a personal 10-0 run in the second half to spark the Illini, who hit a season-high 14 three-pointers.

The Illini have won four straight in the annual challenge between the two conferences and they own a Big Ten-best seven wins in the 15-year event.

After the ACC won the first 10 challenges, the Big Ten won the next three and retained the Commissioner's Cup after the event ended in a 6-6 tie last season.

Here's a look at the complete slate of games:

Dec. 3
Illinois at Georgia Tech
Indiana at Syracuse
Michigan at Duke
Notre Dame at Iowa
Florida State at Minnesota
Penn State at Pittsburgh

Dec. 4
North Carolina at Michigan State
Maryland at Ohio State
Miami at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Virginia
Boston College at Purdue
Northwestern at North Carolina State

And here's a look at the nonconference games on the Illinois schedule, so far:

Auburn    Birmingham, Ala. 

UNLV    Las Vegas    

Illinois-Chicago    United Center

Missouri    St. Louis Bradley    State Farm Center

Chicago State    State Farm Center 

Alabama State    State Farm Center

Jacksonville State    State Farm Center

Georgia Tech Atlanta

Oregon Portland, Ore.

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Bear8287 wrote on May 08, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Cool.  I'll look forward to the opportunity to see the Illini in Portland.

So, is it all quiet on the transfer front until the NCAA clears Ahmad Starks for his senior year?