September 20, 2023

Illinois Basketball Announces 2023-24 Schedule

The Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball team has announced its 2023-24 schedule, which features a couple exhibition games, a challenging non-conference slate and a tough Big Ten schedule.

The Illini will open the season with an exhibition game against Ottawa on October 20th at the State Farm Center. Their first regular season game will be against Eastern Illinois on November 6th at the State Farm Center.

The Illini will play in the Jimmy V Classic on December 5th against Florida Atlantic at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. They will also play in the Gavitt Tipoff Games against Marquette on November 14th at the State Farm Center.

The Illini will finish the regular season with a game against Purdue on March 5th at the State Farm Center.

The Illini’s non-conference schedule also includes games against Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, and Florida Gulf Coast. Their Big Ten schedule includes two games against each conference opponent.

Here is a look at the Illini’s 2023-24 conference schedule:

Day of the weekDateOpponentHome/Away
FriOct 20Ottawa (Exh.)Home
SunOct 29Kansas (Exh.)Home
MonNov 6Eastern IllinoisHome
FriNov 10OaklandHome
TueNov 14MarquetteHome
FriNov 17ValparaisoHome
SunNov 19SouthernHome
FriNov 24Western IllinoisHome
SatDec 2at RutgersAway
TueDec 5Florida Atlantic (Jimmy V Classic)Away
SatDec 9at TennesseeAway
SunDec 17ColgateHome
FriDec 22Missouri (Braggin’ Rights)Away
FriDec 29Fairleigh DickinsonHome
TueJan 2NorthwesternHome
FriJan 5at PurdueAway
ThuJan 11Michigan StateHome
SunJan 14MarylandHome
ThuJan 18at MichiganAway
SunJan 21RutgersHome
WedJan 24at NorthwesternAway
SatJan 27IndianaHome
TueJan 30at Ohio StateAway
SunFeb 4NebraskaHome
SatFeb 10at Michigan StateAway
TueFeb 13MichiganHome
SatFeb 17at MarylandAway
WedFeb 21at Penn StateAway
SatFeb 24IowaHome
WedFeb 28MinnesotaHome
SatMar 2at WisconsinAway
TueMar 5PurdueHome
SunMar 10at IowaAway
Wed-SunMar 13-17Big Ten TournamentAway
Tue-MonMar 19-Apr 8NCAA TournamentAway

The Illini are expected to be one of the top teams in the Big Ten next season. They will be looking to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament after reaching the second round last season.

To see the full schedule with day, time and other information go to the Illinois basketball schedule page.

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