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Friday, June 27

Illinois men's basketball
non-conference schedule announced

[JUNE 27, 2003]  CHAMPAIGN -- Fighting Illini basketball fans will be treated to one of the nation's most competitive schedules again in 2003-04. Highlighting the non-conference slate under first-year head coach Bruce Weber is a season-opening game against Pittsburgh in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Illini also have the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., two games at the United Center in Chicago and the 23rd annual Busch Braggin' Rights game against Missouri in St. Louis.

The Illini open the home portion of the schedule Nov. 22, when they host Western Illinois at the Assembly Hall.

The Illini also will host Arkansas in the Chevrolet Shootout at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 6, and play Missouri in the Busch Braggin' Rights game at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 23. The second Illini game in Chicago will be against Illinois-Chicago and former Illini assistant coach Jimmy Collins on Tuesday, Dec. 30.


"This non-conference schedule is as competitive as anyone in America will play," Weber said. "We'll have to be prepared to play in midseason form in November, which should have us ready for Big Ten play come January."

The Big Ten portion of the schedule is expected to be announced sometime in August.

Remaining television and game-time information will be released when available.

Non-conference schedule
(Home games ALL CAPS. All times are Central. Dates, times and television coverage subject to change.)

Saturday, Nov. 4 -- SPOTLIGHT JAMMERS, 7 p.m. (exhibition)

Thursday, Nov. 9 -- ILLINOIS ALL-STARS, 7 p.m. (exhibition)


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Friday, Nov. 14 -- vs. Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden, New York City, (Coaches vs. Cancer Classic), time to be announced

Saturday, Nov. 22 -- WESTERN ILLINOIS, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- MERCER, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Temple, First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pa., time to be announced

Tuesday, Dec. 2 -- vs. North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6 -- vs. ARKANSAS at United Center, Chicago, (Chevrolet Shootout), time to be announced

Tuesday, Dec. 9 -- MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13 -- MEMPHIS, time to be announced

Tuesday, Dec. 23 -- vs. Missouri at Savvis Center, St. Louis, (23rd annual Busch Braggin' Rights), time to be announced

Tuesday, Dec. 30 -- vs. Illinois-Chicago at United Center, Chicago, time to be announced

Saturday, Jan. 3 -- ILLINOIS STATE, 7 p.m.

[Kent Brown, assistant athletics director
and sports information director,
University of Illinois]

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