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Game Thread: #25 Illinois vs #7 Villanova

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Game info and conversation for Illinois' matchup against Villanova.

Illinois Athletics

#25 Illinois (7-1) vs #7 Villanova (8-0)

When: Tuesday, December 9th | 6:00pm CT

Where: Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY

Television: ESPN | WatchESPN.com

Radio: Illini Sports Network | Listen | TuneIn

Opposing SB Nation Blog: VU Hoops

Jimmy V Classic Information: JimmyVClassic.com

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Probable Starters:

Illinois Fighting Illini:

  1. Ahmad Starks
  2. Aaron Cosby
  3. Rayvonte Rice
  4. Malcolm Hill
  5. Nnanna Egwu

Villanova Wildcats:

  1. Ryan Arcidiacono
  2. Darrun Hilliard
  3. Dylan Ennis
  4. JayVaughn Pinkston
  5. Daniel Ochefu