As part of a new home-and-home series, the Illini will visit the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson on Nov. 10, 2019, and the Wildcats will visit Champaign on Dec. 12, 2020.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
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- 11/13h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 11/19h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 11/25h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 11/27h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 12/2h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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- 2/2h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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- 2/23h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/27h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/3h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/7h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/10h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- Full Schedule
Tom Izzo and the Spartans should have a big season despite major roster changes. How will the rest of the Big Ten fare?
- Arizona, Illinois agree to home-and-home series
- Veteran Kruger to get Legends of Coaching honor
- No. 44 Liddell picks Ohio State over Mizzou, Illini
- Illinois to spend $30M on practice facility upgrade
Lon Kruger, the first Division I coach to take five different schools to the NCAA tournament, will receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching honor.
ESPN 100 forward E.J. Liddell, a 6-foot-7 Belleville West (Illinois) power forward who prefers to do most of his work around the basket, has committed to Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes.
Despite Michigan's run to the national championship game, it was a disappointing postseason performance for the Big Ten. Will that change in 2018-19?
Illinois says it will spend $30 million on renovations to its 20-year-old basketball practice facility.
Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Evaluated and spoke with Kahlil Whitney last weekend at the EYBL. He is receiving heavy recruiting attention from Florida State, Louisville, Illinois , Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Seton Hall and Saint John's. He is one of the better small forwards in the class of 2019.
Illinois has signed five players to national letters of intent, including three guards and a 7-footer from Senegal.
Illinois has lost two more players after Michael Finke and Te'Jon Lucas announced their plans to leave the program.
Leron Black, the leading scorer for Illinois last season, will not return for his final year of eligibility with the Fighting Illini.
The Big Ten opened a five-day run at Madison Square with Jordan Bohannon leading Iowa past Illinois 96-87 on Wednesday night in the first game of the conference tournament.
Michael Finke and Aaron Jordan came off the bench to combine for 34 points and lead Illinois past Rutgers 75-62 on Sunday.
Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.
Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61 on Tuesday night, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship.
Leron Black scored a career-high 28 points and snagged seven rebounds, to help Illinois outlast Nebraska for a 72-66 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Juwan Morgan was one of three Indiana players to score 14 points Wednesday night and he posted his eighth double-double this season to lead the Hoosiers past Illinois 78-68.
Shep Garner scored 16 points and Tony Carr had 15 points to lead Penn State to a 74-52 victory over Illinois on Sunday night.