Illinois will have a helluva challenge early on in the 2023-24 season.
According to Jon Rothstein, the Illini will host Marquette in the 2023 Gavitt Games between the Big Ten and the Big East.
NEWS: Matchups are set for the 2023 Gavitt Games, according to multiple sources.
Xavier at Purdue
Marquette at Illinois
Michigan at St. John’s
Maryland at Villanova
Butler at Michigan St
Iowa at Creighton
Wisconsin at Providence
Georgetown at Rutgershttps://t.co/m8mcWHwukJ
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 22, 2023
Illinois played the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee two seasons ago — Marquette won the game 67-66 behind a Tyler Kolek game-winner.
Kolek, the Big East Player of the Year, will be back this fall for Shaka Smart’s team, which is coming off a Big East title and No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Marquette fell short of expectations, falling to Michigan State in the Round of 32.
Many experts — including ESPN — project Marquette to start the season as a top-5 team, so…
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