Illinois NCAA Tournament #9 Seed, Playing #8 UNLV, in Tulsa


The Illini just found out they’re headed to Tulsa take on UNLV Running Rebels from the Mountain West in the first game (second round) of the NCAA Tournament, college basketball’s premier event. They’ll be seeded #9 while their opponent, the Running Rebels are seeded #9.

Yes indeed, they are facing their old Head Coach Lon Kruger.

Illinois to 2-4 on a neutral court this season, and of course all NCAA Tournament games are played on neutral courts. So consider that when filling out your brackets this March.


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You Can Possibly Spell Fighting Illini with NIT Still

By Paul M. Banks and Paul Schmidt

Never bet against red on Valentine’s Day. The scarlet clad Ohio State Buckeyes 72-53 dominance of Illinois on February 14th was both shocking and disturbing. Like finding out your fiance once appeared in an early “Girls Gone Wild” video. It dramatically alters both your expectations and your beliefs.

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