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Illinois Basketball 2017-18 Conference Opponents Announced

The Illini play five Big Ten schools twice.

Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quartefinals Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Illinois basketball’s conference opponents were announced Monday morning in a tweet from Illini Basketball.

The Illini welcome Iowa, Maryland, Penn State and Purdue to State Farm Center this season.

First-year head coach Brad Underwood will take his team on the road to Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State.

Illinois has home-and-homes with Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin.

The Illini went 8-10 in Big Ten play last season, en route to a 20-15 campaign and the program’s fourth consecutive missed NCAA Tournament.

Dates and times for Big Ten season has yet to be announced.

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