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Illini Will Play in Las Vegas Holiday Tournament

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 130

Illini b-ballCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will face Indiana State and either Baylor or Memphis when it plays in a holiday tournament in Las Vegas this November.

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.