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No.10-Seeded Colorado (21-11) Goes Up against No. 7-Seeded Illinois (22-12) in Second

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    10th-seeded Colorado takes on No. 7-seeded Illinois in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Erwin Center on Friday. It gets started at 4:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on TNT. The Buffaloes have not played the Fighting Illini since the 1987-88 season, when they lost 86-68.
    In their last outing, despite 18 points from Spencer Dinwiddie, the Buffaloes fell to Arizona 79-69 on Mar. 14. On top of his scoring average of 15.6 points per game, he delivers 3.2 rebounds per game. The Fighting Illini were defeated by Indiana 80-64 on Mar. 15 despite 16 points from Tracy Abrams. He leads the team in assists with 3.3 per game and steals with 1.4 per game. StatSmack! Colorado is better than Illinois

    • Even computers respect Colorado more. Colorado has a better RPI this season than Illinois (RPI: No. 36 vs. No. 39).
    • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Colorado currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (962 to 952) than Illinois, per the NCAA.
    • The Pac-12 has 2 teams - Oregon (8.7) and UCLA (8.3) - that create more steals per game than the Big Ten leader, Michigan State (8.2).
    • Colorado has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Illinois ($21,051 vs. $24,554).
    Get more Illinois StatSmack

    CU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
    A-Andre Roberson3411111212
    B+S. Dinwiddie331533112
    BJosh Scott291151011
    BAskia Booker321342102
    B-Xavier Johnson23950002
    CSabatino Chen24521101
    C-Beau Gamble2110000
    C-Ben Mills3120000
    C-Jeremy Adams10210001
    D+Xavier Talton7210001
    D+Eli Stalzer9110001
    D+S. Harris-Tunks8120001

    Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
    A-Brandon Paul01643113
    B+D.J. Richardson01342101
    BTracy Abrams281143103
    B-Nnanna Egwu25751111
    C+Joseph Bertrand23841101
    C+Tyler Griffey22731111
    CSam McLaurin21440011
    CMyke Henry11320001
    D+Devin Langford4010000
    DMike Shaw4110000
    DKevin Berardini1100000
    DMike LaTulip2100000
    DIbby Djimde2000000

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