Three games in three days with teams from the region will be the Thanksgiving college basketball appetizer in Illinois.
Over the weekend, college basketball insider Jon Rothstein broke news Illinois would be hosting a round-robin format basketball event leading up to Thanksgiving. Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen says details about the event are scarce at this time but he anticipates a few teams from Illinois and perhaps a more regional team being a part of the tournament.
Illinois was scheduled to play at the Emerald Coast Classic tournament in Florida but the event in the last week was canceled. Additionally, the back end of a home-and-home matchup with Arizona was pushed to next year. That game was scheduled for December 12 at the State Farm Center.