Illini Season Ends at the Hands of Kansas

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Two “Chicago” college basketball teams saw their season end late last night, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were eliminated at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles, and Illinois was bounced from the tourney by the Kansas Jayhawks.

Here’s an excerpt from Hail to the Orange.com

The Illini have played their last game of the 2010/2011 season, and like 67 other teams’ seasons will be, it ended with a loss in the NCAA tournament. The Illini played very hard for the full forty minutes, and for about 36 minutes, they were within striking distance of a much stronger opponent.

To a large extent, the game played out like we thought it would, with the size and power advantage of the Morris twins being the difference in this game, and a big difference at that, as the two big men totaled 41 points and 25 rebounds. It was just too much for Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis, who gave great efforts but could not quite get over the hump.

Mike & Mike did get some production by stepping back and getting some separation, with Tisdale getting 13 points and 11 rebounds and Davis getting 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Go here to read more about the Illini final game of the 2010-11 college basketball season.

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