Illinois basketball is back on the Big-Z tonight (Friday) live from Champaign.  Illinois (3-0) welcomes the University of Detroit Mercy to State Farm Center.  The Titans come to town with a record of 1-and-1.


The pregame coverage begins at 6 pm.  Game time is 7 pm here on the Big-Z (94.3 FM, 1570 AM).




In other Fighting Illini basketball news, 5-star recruit Jeremiah Tilmon signed with the Illini yesterday.  Tilmon is a 6-foot-10 center/power forward out of East St. Louis. 


Illinois head basketball coach John Groce on Tilmon signing with the Orange and Blue:




*Tilmon reportedly had offers from Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, UCLA, and Michigan State among others.