"I'm excited because I played against some of those guys during AAU ball when I played with the Mac Irvin Fire," Schilling said. "It's exciting going up against them knowing I got better and they did too and just playing against them at a higher level."
The 6-foot-9 forward, who scored four points in his debut against McNeese State on Friday, said he is working to not get caught up in the build up.
"It's going to be a hyped game, but we can't get too caught up in the hype," he said. "We just have to play our game and get the win."
The game also provides a homecoming of sorts for Schilling, who is a Chicago native.
"Chicago, that's my hometown," he said. "There's going to be a lot of my friends and family present at the game. We're just excited. We're all excited."