The Southern reports that Southern Illinois has been invited to the Coaches vs Cancer tournament in New York City.
The Salukis will host two opponents, still be determined, and if they win both games, will advance to Madison Square Garden Nov. 20-21 for the semifinals and third-place or championship game. SIU will host the first two games between Nov. 10-14.
Lowery said SIU, UCLA, Michigan and Duke would host early-round games for the tournament. SIU would likely meet Duke in the semifinals if both are victorious, he said.
SIU facing Duke makes sense because Duke is already on Michigan’s schedule in December. As long as Michigan avoids upset in its first two games at Crisler it appears they will get a match-up with UCLA. It also appears 2K Sports really wants a Duke vs UCLA match-up in the final. Worst case scenario for Michigan wouldÂ hopefully be 2-2, but that didn’t exactly work out for Kentucky last year so anything is possible.