Illinois Fighting Illini
Illini and Alabama Crimson Tide were both vying for their first team national championship in the sport.
Jon Ekey from Illinois State (pictured) can play next season, while Aaron Crosby from Seton Hall must sit out a season.
The Cardinals made the largest deal in franchise history for a pitcher by signing Adam Wainwright.
Brandon Paul & the Illini finish the season on controversial note.
After letting a big first-half lead slip away Friday, senior guards Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson bailed out the Illini.
Coach John Groce’s team is #7 seed in East regional.
While SLU & Mizzou look to be in the toughest region of the NCAA Tournament, the Illinois Fighting Illini might have a good chance to make some noise.
All games times are to be announced. The Billikens got caught in traffic forcing them to watch the selection show at a Best Buy store in New Jersey.