Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/25/14
If you are a college basketball fan and you are looking for an evenly matched game in the NCAA Tournament, you have come to the right place. The second round match between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Colorado Buffalo will give you just that.             The No. 10 versus No. 7 matchup is always a tough one to predict when it comes to filling out a bracket. Both teams are close in style but here are three reasons why the Illini should beat Colorado on Friday. 1.    The Illini have played better competition all season long. This point seems obvious to any casual fan. The Big 10 is considered to be the best conference in the nation. Illinois played in ten games this season against ranked opponents. The Illini lost seven of those games but did beat the No. 1 team in the nation, the Indiana Hoosiers. Now, Colorado plays in a weaker Pac 10. But the Buffalos did play seven games against ranked opponents, winning three of those games. The Illini have done a better job of ...
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