Illini Announce Non-Conference Schedule
July 25, 2014
The season ticket renewal period for Fighting Illini men's basketball is underway. Renewal forms have been sent by mail and email to existing season ticket holders, with a priority deadline of Aug. 4. Fans can renew their tickets online now at FightingIllini.com, toll free by calling (217) 333-3470 or in person at the temporary ticket office at 2141 South Neil Street in Champaign.
Illinois will play a total of 17 home games this season: one exhibition, seven non-conference and nine conference. The nine Big Ten opponents set to visit State Farm Center are Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers.
Illinois' 2014-15 non-conference schedule is complete. Following a home exhibition game against Quincy on Nov. 7, the Illini begin the regular season with four straight games at State Farm Center. Illinois takes on Georgia Southern in the opener on Nov. 14, and then faces Coppin State on Nov. 16. The next two opponents the UI host are preliminary games for the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, as Austin Peay visits Champaign on Nov. 21 followed by Brown on Nov. 24.
Illinois heads to Las Vegas' Orleans Arena for the final two games of the Invitational, facing Indiana State on Nov. 27 (4 p.m. CT, FOX Sports 1) and either Baylor or Memphis on Nov. 28 (7/9:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1). The Illini are back on the road after Vegas, traveling to Miami on Dec. 2 to face the Hurricanes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The UI's lone appearance at State Farm Center over a six-game stretch occurs on Dec. 6, when the Orange and Blue host American. Back-to-back trips to New York and Chicago await, with the Illini taking on Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden (6 p.m., ESPN), followed by a match-up with Oregon on Dec. 13 at the United Center.
The Illini return to Champaign to host Hampton on Dec. 17 before traveling to St. Louis to battle Missouri in the 34th annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights on Dec. 20 at Scottrade Center. The non-conference schedule concludes for the Illini on Dec. 27 against Kennesaw State at State Farm Center.
Illinois' Big Ten schedule, along with remaining game times and television information, will be announced when available.
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