- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois has announced home games with South Dakota, Yale and Western Carolina to complete a non-conference basketball schedule that already included Notre Dame.

The Illini released their full con-conference schedule Wednesday.

The previously announced game against Notre Dame on Dec. 2 will be the first game in the newly renovated State Farm Center. The game will be part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

After that the Illini will host Western Carolina on Dec. 5, Yale on Dec. 9 and South Dakota on Dec. 19.

The annual Braggin’ Rights game against Missouri will be Dec. 23.

The Illini had already announced they’ll open their season with a Nov. 8 exhibition against Illinois-Springfield in Springfield while work continues on their home arena. Four more Springfield games will follow.

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