Show Time: 5 p.m.

TV Channel: CBS

Online Streaming: NCAA March Madness Live

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Head Coach: Brad Underwood — 114-78 record (6th season)

Last Game: 79-76 loss to Penn State (Big Ten Tournament Second Round)

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What Happened The Last Time Illinois Was In The NCAA Tournament?

March 20, 2022: No. 5 Houston 68, No. 4 Illinois 53

Luke Goode and RJ Melendez were 2 years old the last time Illinois made it to the Sweet 16.

They won’t be 19 when the Illini make their next.

On the backs of the freshmen and All-American Kofi Cockburn, the Illini nearly roared back to another ugly NCAA Tournament win to advance to the second weekend for the first time since 2005, but a late run by Houston was enough to propel the Cougars to a 68-53 victory at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.

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