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Illinois Earns Top Seed In Midwest Region Of NCAA Tournament

Illinois' Trent Frazier (1) celebrates after Illinois defeated Indiana 75-71 in overtime during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Illinois is the top seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Illini will open the tourney Friday against sixteenth-seeded Drexel at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. Illinois enters the Big Dance fresh off beating Ohio State 91-88 to win the Big Ten Tournament. The Orange and Blue will be competing in their first NCAA Tournament since the 2012-13 season. The Illini earned a one seed for the first time since 2005.

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