The East Peoria boys basketball team will try to improve on its 10-14 record over the last seven years at the Orthopaedic Institute/Carbondale Holiday Tournament.
The Raiders open their 49th annual event with a 7:30 p.m. Thursday matchup with host Carbondale.
This will be the sixth time (2005-06, '09-12) East Peoria has faced the Terriers, with three matchups coming in the first round.
Carbondale has won four in a row since a 67-63 Raider victory in the Division AA semifinals seven years ago.
East Peoria will play Friday against either Memphis (Tenn.) Manassas or Hazelwood (Mo.) West.
The Raiders are guaranteed three tournament games. They could get a fourth depending on the results of the first three contests.
Last year, East Peoria went 0-3 at Carbondale.