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2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: Illinois

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    One day of Madness in the bag, and my bracket is torn to all hell. *The devastation was all*encompassing. *I almost shed tears. *But there's no use crying over broken brackets; there's still five more days of Madness to go. *At this point, I'm ready to shred the poor sheet, and simply enjoy the action. *I'll probably be better off for it.

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    More than a week since their last game, the Buffs are finally set to run back out onto some hardwood. *It's a nearly unprecedented second-straight*year in the NCAA Tournament for the budding program, which in and of itself is an accomplishment. *I would imagine, however, that Coach Boyle and crew are not about to be satisfied with just hearing their names called.
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    Just getting to the Dance can't be enough.* Wins define your legacy.* From: the BDC
    In all their wisdom, the Selection Committee set CU up with a nearly mirror-image opponent: Illinois. *Much like the Buffs, the Illini won their holiday tournament, and rode the wave to an early, over-zealous ranking. * That rise would plateau with with early set-backs in conference play, leading many to question whether they ever as good as they showed in November and December.* While they did manage to pull some upsets in February, they never got around to playing top-25 basketball again, and mostly proved to be inconsistent.* Sound familiar? *I bet it does.

    There are some on-court differences, however. *The Illini are more experienced, come from what many say is the nation's best conference, and shoot a ton of threes. *CU revels in it's youth, while possessing a better interior game, and relish the opportunity to attack the defense inside the*perimeter.

    How those narrative similarities and stylistic differences blend make this one of the most interesting matchups of the first round. *Pat yourself on the back, Selection*Committee.* While you may have screwed up seeding and matchups elsewhere, you got this one spot on.

    Tip-off from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX is scheduled for approximately 2:40 MT.* Coverage can be found on TNT, or on the web via March Madness Live.* For those stuck at work, Mark Johnson's radio call will be on AM 760, also available through iheart.com.

    Click below for the preview...

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    One day of Madness in the bag, and my bracket is torn to all hell. *The devastation was all*encompassing. *I almost shed tears. *But there's no use crying over broken brackets; there's still five more days of Madness to go. *At this point, I'm ready to shred the poor sheet, and simply enjoy the action. *I'll probably be better off for it.

    --

    More than a week since their last game, the Buffs are finally set to run back out onto some hardwood. *It's a nearly unprecedented second-straight*year in the NCAA Tournament for the budding program, which in and of itself is an accomplishment. *I would imagine, however, that Coach Boyle and crew are not about to be satisfied with just hearing their names called.
    [​IMG]
    Just getting to the Dance can't be enough.* Wins define your legacy.* From: the BDC
    In all their wisdom, the Selection Committee set CU up with a nearly mirror-image opponent: Illinois. *Much like the Buffs, the Illini won their holiday tournament, and rode the wave to an early, over-zealous ranking. * That rise would plateau with with early set-backs in conference play, leading many to question whether they ever as good as they showed in November and December.* While they did manage to pull some upsets in February, they never got around to playing top-25 basketball again, and mostly proved to be inconsistent.* Sound familiar? *I bet it does.

    There are some on-court differences, however. *The Illini are more experienced, come from what many say is the nation's best conference, and shoot a ton of threes. *CU revels in it's youth, while possessing a better interior game, and relish the opportunity to attack the defense inside the*perimeter.

    How those narrative similarities and stylistic differences blend make this one of the most interesting matchups of the first round. *Pat yourself on the back, Selection*Committee.* While you may have screwed up seeding and matchups elsewhere, you got this one spot on.

    Tip-off from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX is scheduled for approximately 2:40 MT.* Coverage can be found on TNT, or on the web via March Madness Live.* For those stuck at work, Mark Johnson's radio call will be on AM 760, also available through iheart.com.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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