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Illini basketball headed back to NIT, opens against Alabama

Illini basketball headed back to NIT, opens against Alabama

March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s basketball team didn’t expect to be here. Heading into this season, Illinois was projected to be in contention for an NCAA tournament berth. The team faced injuries, suspensions and other obstacles throughout the season that, in the end, proved detrimental to its postseason cha...