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Illini Snag No. 7 Seed

Monday, 18 March 2013

The University of Illinois men's basketball team will take their at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament into a matchup with No. 10 seed Colorado on Friday afternoon.

The tourney appearance comes as a result of a 22-12 (8-10 Big Ten) season in which the Fighting Illini knocked off the former number one team in the land, Indiana University.

First-year Illinois coach John Groce says he's just happy the team's senior players get one more shot at a postseason run.

They face a 21-11 (10-8 Pac-12) Buffaloes squad that is coming off a quarterfinal loss to the University of Arizona last Thursday.

The game is set to tip-off at 3:40 p.m Friday in Austin, Texas.

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