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.