Illini women to play 16 home basketball games
The Illinois women's basketball team will open next season on Friday, Nov. 8, at Bradley before playing its next five games at the State Farm Center.
The UI released its 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday, a slate that includes 16 home games and 14 games against opponents that played in the 2013 NCAA turnament.
The nonconference schedule includes four games against opponents that played in last season's NCAA tournament: Nov. 30 versus North Carolina in a tournament at Cancun, Mexico; Dec. 7 at Colorado, Dec. 21 at home against Seton Hall and Dec. 28 at Georgia.
Coach Matt Bollant's second Illini team opens its 16-game Big Ten schedule on Friday, Jan. 3, at home against Wisconsin.
Illinois will play home and away games against Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, and Iowa.
The conference schedule includes single games against Wisconsin, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State and Minnesota.
Ten Big Ten games will be against teams that reached the 2013 NCAA tournament.
The Big Ten tournament is scheduled for March 6-9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
2013-14 ILLINOIS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Sunday Nov. 3 Cardinal Stritch (exh.) State Farm Center 1 PM
Friday Nov. 8 @ Bradley Peoria, Ill. TBD
TUESDAY NOV. 12 VALPARAISO STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
THURSDAY NOV. 14 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
SUNDAY NOV. 17 ALCORN STATE STATE FARM CENTER 1 PM
THURSDAY NOV. 21 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
SUNDAY NOV. 24 TENNESSEE TECH STATE FARM CENTER 1 PM
Thursday Nov. 28 vs. Arizona State& Cancun, Mexico Noon
Friday Nov. 29 vs. Arkansas State& Cancun, Mexico 2:30 PM
Saturday Nov. 30 vs. North Carolina& Cancun, Mexico 2:30 PM
Wednesday Dec. 4 @ Georgia Tech* Atlanta, Ga. 6 PM
Saturday Dec. 7 @ Colorado Boulder, Colo. TBD
MONDAY DEC. 9 SETON HALL STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
SATURDAY DEC. 21 UT MARTIN STATE FARM CENTER 2 PM
Saturday Dec. 28 @ Georgia Athens, Ga. 6 PM
FRIDAY JAN. 3 WISCONSIN STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
Monday Jan. 6 @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. TBD
THURSDAY JAN. 9 PENN STATE STATE FARM CENTER 8 PM
SUNDAY JAN. 12 NEBRASKA STATE FARM CENTER 1 PM
Saturday Jan. 18 @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 11 AM
Thursday Jan. 23 @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. 6 PM
MONDAY JAN. 27 PURDUE STATE FARM CENTER 6 PM
Thursday Jan. 30 @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio 6 PM
SUNDAY FEB. 2 INDIANA STATE FARM CENTER 1 PM
WEDNESDAY FEB. 5 MICHIGAN STATE STATE FARM CENTER 7 PM
Sunday Feb. 9 @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. TBD
Thursday Feb. 13 @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 8 PM
SUNDAY FEB. 16 MICHIGAN STATE FARM CENTER 1 PM
Saturday Feb. 22 @ Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 2:30 PM
Thursday Feb. 27 @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. TBD
SUNDAY MARCH 2 IOWA STATE FARM CENTER TBD
Thursday-Sunday March 6-9 Big Ten Tournament Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.
Saturday-Tuesday March 22-25 NCAA First & Second Rounds
Saturday-Tuesday March 29-April 1 NCAA Regionals TBD
Sunday April 6 NCAA Final Four Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday April 8 NCAA Championship Game Nashville, Tenn.
& Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico
* Big Ten/ACC Challenge
All dates and times are subject to change
Remaining times and television/streaming information will be released when available
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