The Illini announced Friday they will be part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 27- and 28.
Illinois will face Indiana State on the 27th, Thanksgiving Day. The Sycamores were 23-11 and appeared in the National Invitation Tournament.
The Illini will then play either Memphis or Baylor the next day. The Tigers were 24-10 last season. The Bears finished 26-12. Both were NCAA Tournament teams.
The Illini finished 20-15 and made the NIT.