Illinois Fighting Illini
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.
Top seeded Hoosiers win 80-64 to advance to semifinals.
Illini advance to second round of Big Ten tournament to face Indiana.
Buckeyes haven’t forgotten about Jan 5th thumping at Champaign.
A.J. Ricker was a standout offensive lineman for the Tigers from 2000-2003.
Brandon Paul had 18 points to lead Illinois, which lost for just the second time in eight games. The Illini shot just 28.6 percent from the field.
Illinois wins Senior Day game at Assembly Hall 72-65