The Daily Illini

NIT gives Illinois chance to build toward next year

Illinois' head coach John Groce instructs his team during the quarter-final game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Michigan at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 The Illini lost 64-63.

March 17, 2014

The Illinois men’s basketball team had its name called on Selection Sunday, but not for the tournament Illini fans were hoping for. The Illini’s 19 wins weren’t enough to place them in the NCAA tournament. Illinois will instead have to settle for an appearance in the National Invitation Tourname...