Kofi Cockburn and the Illini will face Cincinnati on Nov. 22.
Illinois announced another men's basketball scheduling update Thursday.
featuring star junior center Kofi Cockburn, will face Cincinnati in the semifinals of the 2021 Hall of Fame Classic on Nov. 22 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The game will be televised on ESPNU and tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. CT. Arkansas and Kansas State will play afterward at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
The losers of each semifinal game will meet the following day, Nov. 23, in a consolation contest at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNews. The winners will matchup in the championship game at 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Illinois is 3-1 all-time against Cincinnati.
Illinois basketball uniforms through the years
Illinois basketball had been around since the early 1900s, but "Illinois" in all caps didn't appear on uniforms until 1922. Numbers didn't appear until 1935.
The Lou Henson era brought an interesting style change: Cursive. This was the uniform style from 1975-80.
Bruce Douglas wearing what became the classic Fighting Illini uniforms of the 1980s.
Kendall Gill and the Flyin' Illini etched the 1980s uniforms in the minds of Illini fans.
A return to the all-cap "Illinois" — albeit sanserif this time — made its return in the 2000s and were a good-luck charm in 2005, with a Final Four run.
It was when the 2005 group wore the orange versions that the look really stood out. Dee Brown's orange jersey is iconic.
The 2010s brought alternate jerseys into college basketball. This jersey made its debut in 2011.
A new look with the jagged side stripe debuted in 2014 and stuck around for three seasons.
Since the throwbacks have been in style, this is a look — worn here by Malcolm Hill in 2016 — the Illini feature at least once almost every year.
The Illini had a gray alternate uniform in 2013 and throughout the middle part of the decade.
Recent years have seen the Illini go with a cleaner look, but it's still the classic all caps "Illinois."
The Illini brought this late 1970s look back last year as an alternate.
Illinois guard Chester Frazier charges down the court with teammate Shaun Pruitt during the second half of the Big Ten basketball tournament against Penn State in Chicago, Thursday, March 8, 2007. Illinois defeated Penn State 66-60. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Cal State Long Beachs Mike Atkinson, right, tries to strip the ball from University of Illinois T.J. Wheeler during first half action in first round NCAA game, Thursday, March 18, 1993, Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)
Wearing a protective nose guard, Michigan's Chris Webber (4) defends against Illinois Robert Bennett (30) during the first half Saturday night at Chrysler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., January 23, 1993. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
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