Grand Canyon squares off against Illinois

Illinois (1-0) vs. Grand Canyon (0-1)

Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Illinois visits Grand Canyon in an early season matchup.

DID YOU KNOW: Illinois went 4-7 against non-conference programs last season. In those 11 games, the Fighting Illini gave up 74.8 points per game while scoring 76.6 per matchup. Grand Canyon went 7-7 in non-conference play, averaging 73.7 points and allowing 70.5 per game in the process.