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March 18, 2013

Illinois opens NCAA Tournament against Colorado

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce gave his a team a simple reminder of their team goals.

All season, the Fighting Illini wore rubber bracelets with the date 3-19-13 on them. That is the first official day of the NCAA Tournament.

On Sunday, Illinois (22-12) was seeded No. 7 in the East Region and the Illini will play the No. 10-seed Colorado Buffaloes in a second-round game on Friday in Austin Texas.

For more on the NCAA Tournament and the complete NCAA Tournament bracket, see Tuesday's editions of the Commercial-News.

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