I'm picking Illinois, but I think it will be a close one! When I look at the matchups, I can't help but think we'll miss the injured Chester Frazier, who's an excellent defender.
Still I'm a big, big fan, and maybe I look through the world with rose-colored glasses, but I see us out-battling them on the offensive boards, and creating turnovers in our half-court defense!
(I'm glad this game is earlier than the last one against lowly Western Kentucky, because I couldn't stay up to watch it!)
It's the NCAA tournament, so it's a BIG game! A loss would break my heart and could send me into a real psycho-emotional tailspin!