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The Western Illinois Men's Basketball team will face Butler on the road next season in a non-league matchup. The Leathernecks and Bulldogs will meet in the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Thursday, December 21. 


WIU went 8-20 last season, losing in the first round of the Summit League Tournament. Butler, of the Big East Conference, went 25-9 last season while advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The program has won games in March Madness in each of the last three seasons.