The Illini will face the Colorado Buffaloes out 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.