Illinois will play DePaul in men’s basketball for initial time given 1957

May 21, 2017 - Basketballs

For a initial time in 60 years, Illinois’ and DePaul’s men’s basketball teams will play any other.

The Illini will horde a Blue Demons in a 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games, according to a source. Northwestern will horde Creighton in a Gavitt showcase, that has pitted Big East and Big Ten teams opposite any other given 2015.

Despite a dual basketball programs competing in a same state, a teams haven’t faced off given Dec. 7, 1957. The Illini won that assembly 75-70.  

Illinois owns a 12-6 corner in a all-time series.

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source ⦿ http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-illinois-depaul-gavitt-games-20170520-story.html

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