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Finally, Basketball is Back!

Finally, Basketball is Back!

Illinois hosts the first of two exhibitions Thursday at 7 p.m. against McKendree.

CHAMPAIGN - After nearly a month of practice, Illinois players say they're tired of playing against each other. They're ready to play another team. The first chance comes Thursday at 7 p.m. in the season's opening exhibition against McKendree. "We've been going for what seems like a while now against each other battling every day," senior forward Jon Ekey said. "It's exciting to get to go...

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