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Illinois set for top-10 battle against Baylor on Dec. 2

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Illinois is set for another non-conference top-10 battle this season.

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Illinois is set for another non-conference top-10 battle this season.

The Illini officially announced plans to play currently No. 2 Baylor on Dec. 2 in Indianapolis as part of the 2020 Jimmy V Men’s Classic.

According to a news release, the game will be broadcast on ESPN at 9 p.m. CT. The first game of this year’s classic is between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 12 Tennessee. No fans will be in attendance at either game.

This will be Illinois’ third appearance in the Jimmy V Classic, having lost both times before in 2003 and 2014.

Illinois is 3-0 all-time against Baylor.