Feb. 25, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – CBS Sports notified the Big Ten Conference, the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University Friday the men’s basketball game scheduled for March 6 in Columbus between the Illini and Buckeyes will tip at noon EST. The game originally was scheduled for 2 p.m. that day.

The time change places the game between the No. 1-ranked Illini and Ohio State in the national coverage window. The 2 p.m. time slot would have been a split national telecast with another game.

The game is sold out.