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The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are set to open exhibition season tonight when they host McKendree at the State Farm Center.
Head coach John Groce says that only Jon Ekey and Nnanna Egwu are guaranteed to start through practice on Wednesday.
Illinois will also have five freshman in Malcolm Hill, Kendrick Nunn, Maverick Morgan, Austin Colbert and Jaylon Tate seeing their first Illini action.
McKendree is entering their first full season of Division II basketball. They return senior guard Clint Happe who averaged 18.3 points per game last year with 82 triples.
The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.