The Illinois Fighting Illini…wait for it… are a preseason #5 seed in the tournament, facing off with Belmont per Andy Katz’s preseason prediction.
This Illini team is getting press, even if it always is CBS. I don’t care. I’m excited, especially after that football loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday (RIP). The Illini have a shot at their first tournament appearance since 2013. I was a sophomore in college and it seems like a million years ago. Can it be basketball season already? I-L-L!
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