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Illinois Softball heads to Carbondale for weekend tournament

The Illini take on the Coach B Classic at SIU this weekend.

Illinois (3-6), Northern Illinois (2-8), Southern Illinois (7-5) and Murray State (5-8) matchup in Carbondale this weekend, hosted by SIU.

Illinois plays its first game on Friday at 10 a.m. against Northern Illinois. In their second game, at 2 p.m. on Friday, the Illini will take on Southern Illinois. This game will air on ESPN3. Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Illini will face Murray State.

Saturday afternoon, seed 1 will play seed 4 at 2 p.m., with seed 2 versus seed 3 taking place at 4 p.m. The consolation game takes place Sunday at noon, with the championship occurring at 2 p.m., both airing on ESPN3.

Looking at the matchups for the weekend, Illinois should hopefully walk away with a 3-2 record at a minimum. This would put the Illini at anywhere between 6-8 and 8-6 leaving the weekend. After this weekend, Illinois’ schedule picks up with looming matchups against Mississippi State, Mizzou, and Fresno State.

For complete tournament coverage, you can follow the action on fightingillini.com, or at http://siusalukis.com/sports/2018/2/28/2018-coach-b-classic.aspx