- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois will face West Virginia on Thanksgiving as part of the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York City.

According to a Thursday news release from the tournament, the Illini and Mountaineers will play at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and Florida State and Temple will play at 11:30 a.m. The winning teams will meet for the title at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. The losing teams will play for third place at 11:20 a.m. on the 25th.

Illinois will also host two earlier games as part of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Dates and opponents for those games will be announced later.

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