Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Schedule 2012-2013

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Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Schedule 2011-2012

Friday Nov. 9 Colgate  8

Saturday Jan. 12 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. 2:15  BTN

Monday Nov. 12 St. Francis (N.Y.)  8

Thursday Jan. 17 Northwestern  8:15  BTN

Friday Nov. 16 at Hawaii Honolulu, HI 12:30

Tuesday Jan. 22 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 8:30  BTN

Monday Nov. 19 vs. USC % Lahaina, HI 12  ESPN2

Sunday Jan. 27 Michigan  6  BTN

Tuesday Nov. 20 vs. Texas/Chaminade 10:30 /5  ESPN2

Thursday Jan. 31 at Michigan St East Lansing, MI 7  ESPN/2

Wednesday Nov. 21 vs. TBA Lahaina, HI TBA

Sunday Feb. 3 Wisconsin  3:30  BTN

Sunday Nov. 25 Gardner-Webb  4  BTN

Thursday Feb. 7 Indiana  7  ESPN/2

Wednesday Nov. 28 Georgia Tech 9  ESPN2

Sunday Feb. 10 at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN. 6  BTN

Tuesday Dec. 4 Western Carolina  8

Wednesday Feb. 13 Purdue  9  BTN

Saturday Dec. 8 at Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. 10  ESPN2

Sunday Feb. 17 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. 7:30  BTN

Tuesday Dec. 11 Norfolk State  8

Thursday Feb. 21 Penn State  8:15  BTN

Sunday Dec. 16 Eastern Kentucky  6  ESPNU

Sunday Feb. 24 at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA

Saturday Dec. 22 vs. Missouri St. Louis, Mo.  6  ESPN2

Saturday March 2 Nebraska  TBA  BTN

Saturday Dec. 29 vs. Auburn Chicago, Ill. 2:15  BTN

Tuesday March 5 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 6  BTN

Wednesday Jan. 2 at Purdue W Lafayette, Ind. 8:30  BTN

Sunday March 10 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio TBA

Saturday Jan. 5 Ohio State  2:15  BTN

Thu.-Sun. March 14-17 Big Ten Tournament Chicago, Ill

Wednesday Jan. 9 Minnesota  9  BTN

 Home games in bold. All times listed are Eastern.

Conference schedule

Illinois will play a total of 18 home games at the Assembly Hall (16 regular season and two exhibition), and between 13 and 15 games during the regular season against teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Illinois opens the Big Ten race at Purdue on Jan. 2, then plays three of the next four games in Champaign.

Ohio State visits the Assembly Hall on Jan. 5, in a rematch of last season when the Illini knocked off the fifth-ranked Buckeyes at home behind Brandon Paul's career-high 43 points. Illinois then hosts Minnesota on Jan. 9. After a trip to Wisconsin on Jan. 12, the Illini return to The Hall to face Northwestern on Jan. 17.

Following a road game against Nebraska on Jan. 22, the Illini once again have a stretch of three out of four games at home. That streak begins with Michigan coming to Champaign on Jan. 27. The lone road game during that stretch is at Michigan State on Jan. 31. The Illini then return to Assembly Hall for consecutive games against Wisconsin on Feb. 3 and Indiana on Feb. 7.

Illinois next travels to Minnesota on Feb. 10 before hosting Purdue on Feb. 13. The road-home sequence continues as the Illini play at Northwestern on Feb. 17, then host Penn State on Feb. 21.

The Illini wrap up Big Ten play with three out of the last four games on the road. The closing stretch starts with a contest at Michigan on Feb. 24. Illinois' final home home game is against Nebraska on March 2 during Senior Day at the Assembly Hall. The Illini then travel to Iowa on March 5 and close out conference play at Ohio State on March 10.

The Big Ten Tournament will be held March 14-17, returning to the United Center in Chicago for the first time since 2007.

Times and television information for the Big Ten schedule and remaining non-conference games will be released when available.