Originally written March 17, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
The Illinois Fighting Illini bowed out of the Big 10 tournament early with a loss to the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday. While the Illini were not able to advance far in the Big 10 tournament, they will be given a chance to do some damage in the NCAA Tournament next week after receiving a No. 7 seed in the South region. The Illini will face the Colorado Buffaloes our of the Pac 12 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Austin, Texas. The Illini have had a decent season thus far, beating the likes of Indiana and Gonzaga earlier in the year, both of which were rewarded with No. 1 seeds by the NCAA Tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Illinois was 21-12 overall on the year and finished just 8-10 in the very difficult Big 10 conference. Illinois' No. 7 seed was better than the No. 10 seed we predicted for the Illini earlier on Sunday. Related articles NCAA Tournament: Predicting seeds for Mizzou, SLU and Illini NCAA Tournament: Predicting seeds for Mi...

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