(Boston, MA) -- Illinois takes on Boston University tonight in the first round of the NIT. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. The second-seeded Fighting Illini went 19-and-14 this season, while the Terriers were 24-and-10 out of the Patriot League. The winner plays either Clemson or Georgia State in the second round. The game will be played in Boston as the State Farm Center undergoes renovations.