MBB: Illinois to Host Kent State in NIT Second-Round Contest

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National Invitation Tournament | Second Round
No. 1 ILLINOIS vs. No. 4 Kent State | 7 p.m .CT | ESPNU
ILL Game Notes

Illinois will try to continue its advance to Madison Square Garden when the top-seeded Illini (20-14) return home to take on fourth-seeded Kent State (24-9) on Monday from inside Assembly Hall. Wednesday's opening-round victory at Stony Brook marked the first time Illinois played a road contest in the NIT.  The winner of the Illinois-Kent State game advances to the NIT Quarterfinals on Wednesday, facing the winner of the Cincinnati-Dayton matchup. In its fourth all-time appearance in the NIT, Illinois owns an overall 6-3 record, including a 4-2 slate in Champaign and a perfect 1-1 ledger at Madison Square Garden.

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