Illini basketball opponents released

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- We now know everyone the Illini men's basketball team will play in the 20017-2018 season.

The Illini start with seven non-conference games, but with the BigTen tournament moving up one week, there will be two BigTen games the first week of December.

"You have to get guys minutes. I know we're going to be playing freshman, those guys have to see the court and to go out and give those guys an opportunity to do that, that was a big part of it," head coach Brad Underwood said. "I think everybody has got a road and everybody has got a home game here that first Big Ten weekend in December, you don't want to start 0-2 if you can help it. You need to be prepared as best you can."

The season opens on November 10th when Southern makes a trip to the State Farm Center.


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