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Illinois in the NCAA Tournament
Appearances: 30   Record: 40-31 (.563)
Region/Seed East #7     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 23-12     RPI 42     Coach John Groce
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/22

Round of 64

Colorado

Pacific 12

Tad Boyle

10

Austin, TX

864

W, 57-49

03/24

Round of 32

Miami (Fla.)

Atlantic Coast

Jim Larranaga

2

Austin, TX

864

L, 59-63
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Southwest #9     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 20-13     RPI 48     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/18

Round of 64

UNLV

Mountain West

Lon Kruger

8

Tulsa, OK

499

W, 73-62

03/20

Round of 32

Kansas

Big 12

Bill Self

1

Tulsa, OK

499

L, 59-73
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed South #5     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 24-9     RPI 22     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/19

Round of 64

Western Kentucky

Sun Belt

Ken McDonald

12

Portland, OR

1771

L, 72-76
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed West #12     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 23-12     RPI 29     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/16

Round of 64

Virginia Tech

Atlantic Coast

Seth Greenberg

5

Columbus, OH

277

L, 52-54
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed Washington #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 26-7     RPI 14     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/16

Round of 64

Air Force

Mountain West

Jeff Bzdelik

13

San Diego, CA

1678

W, 78-69

03/18

Round of 32

Washington

Pac-10

Lorenzo Romar

5

San Diego, CA

1678

L, 64-67
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Midwest #1     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 32-1     RPI 2     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/17

Round of 64

Fairleigh Dickinson

Northeast

Tom Green

16

Indianapolis, IN

113

W, 67-55

03/19

Round of 32

Nevada

Western Athletic

Mark Fox

9

Indianapolis, IN

113

W, 71-59

03/24

Sweet 16

Milwaukee

Horizon League

Bruce Pearl

12

Chicago, IL

127

W, 77-63

03/26

Elite 8

Arizona

Pac-10

Lute Olson

3

Chicago, IL

127

W, 90-89 (OT)

04/02

National Semifinals

Louisville

Conference USA

Rick Pitino

4

St. Louis, MO

146

W, 72-57

04/04

National Championship

North Carolina

Atlantic Coast

Roy Williams

1

St. Louis, MO

146

L, 70-75
NCAA Record: 5-1
Region/Seed South #5     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 24-6     RPI 23     Coach Bruce Weber
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/19

Round of 64

Murray State

Ohio Valley

Mick Cronin

12

Columbus, OH

277

W, 72-53

03/21

Round of 32

Cincinnati

Conference USA

Bob Huggins

4

Columbus, OH

277

W, 92-68

03/26

Sweet 16

Duke

Atlantic Coast

Mike Krzyzewski

1

Atlanta, GA

487

L, 62-72
NCAA Record: 2-1
Region/Seed West #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 24-6     RPI 18     Coach Bill Self
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/20

Round of 64

Western Kentucky

Sun Belt

Dennis Felton

13

Indianapolis, IN

113

W, 65-60

03/22

Round of 32

Notre Dame

Big East

Mike Brey

5

Indianapolis, IN

113

L, 60-68
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Midwest #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 24-8     RPI 12     Coach Bill Self
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/15

Round of 64

San Diego State

Mountain West

Steve Fisher

13

Chicago, IL

127

W, 93-64

03/17

Round of 32

Creighton

Missouri Valley

Dana Altman

12

Chicago, IL

127

W, 72-60

03/22

Sweet 16

Kansas

Big 12

Roy Williams

1

Madison, WI

214

L, 69-73
NCAA Record: 2-1
Region/Seed Midwest #1     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 24-7     RPI 6     Coach Bill Self
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/16

Round of 64

Northwestern State

Southland

Mike McConathy

16

Dayton, OH

214

W, 96-54

03/18

Round of 32

Charlotte

Conference USA

Bobby Lutz

9

Dayton, OH

214

W, 79-61

03/23

Sweet 16

Kansas

Big 12

Roy Williams

4

San Antonio, TX

931

W, 80-64

03/25

Elite 8

Arizona

Pac-10

Lute Olson

2

San Antonio, TX

931

L, 81-87
NCAA Record: 3-1
Region/Seed East #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 21-9     RPI 23     Coach Lon Kruger
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/17

Round of 64

Pennsylvania

Ivy League

Fran Dunphy

13

Winston-Salem, NC

511

W, 68-58

03/19

Round of 32

Florida

Southeastern

Billy Donovan

5

Winston-Salem, NC

511

L, 76-93
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed West #5     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 22-9     RPI 27     Coach Lon Kruger
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/12

Round of 64

South Alabama

Sun Belt

Bob Weltlich

12

Sacramento, CA

1771

W, 64-51

03/14

Round of 32

Maryland

Atlantic Coast

Gary Williams

4

Sacramento, CA

1771

L, 61-67
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Southeast #6     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 21-9     RPI 24     Coach Lon Kruger
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/14

Round of 64

Southern California

Pac-10

Henry Bibby

11

Charlotte, NC

525

W, 90-77

03/16

Round of 32

Chattanooga

Southern

Mack McCarthy

14

Charlotte, NC

525

L, 63-75
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed East #11     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 19-11     RPI 37     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/17

Round of 64

Tulsa

Missouri Valley

Tubby Smith

6

Albany, NY

770

L, 62-68
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed Midwest #8     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 17-10     RPI 28     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/18

Round of 64

Georgetown

Big East

John Thompson

9

Oklahoma City, OK

599

L, 77-84
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed West #6     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 18-12     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/18

Round of 64

Long Beach State

Big West

Seth Greenberg

11

Salt Lake City, UT

1241

W, 75-72

03/20

Round of 32

Vanderbilt

Southeastern

Eddie Fogler

3

Salt Lake City, UT

1241

L, 68-85
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Midwest #5     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 21-7     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/15

Round of 64

Dayton

Horizon League

Jim(1) O`Brien

12

Austin, TX

865

L, 86-88
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed Midwest #1     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 27-4     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/16

Round of 64

McNeese State

Southland

Steve Welch

16

Indianapolis, IN

113

W, 77-71

03/18

Round of 32

Ball State

Mid-American

Rick Majerus

9

Indianapolis, IN

113

W, 72-60

03/24

Sweet 16

Louisville

Metro

Denny Crum

4

Minneapolis, MN

425

W, 83-69

03/26

Elite 8

Syracuse

Big East

Jim Boeheim

2

Minneapolis, MN

425

W, 89-86

04/01

National Semifinals

Michigan

Big Ten

Steve Fisher

3

Seattle, WA

1761

L, 81-83
NCAA Record: 4-1
Region/Seed Southeast #3     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 22-9     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/18

Round of 64

Texas-San Antonio

Atlantic Sun

Ken Burmeister

14

Cincinnati, OH

210

W, 81-72

03/20

Round of 32

Villanova

Big East

Rollie Massimino

6

Cincinnati, OH

210

L, 63-66
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Southeast #3     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 23-7     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/12

Round of 64

Austin Peay

Ohio Valley

Lake Kelly

14

Birmingham, AL

461

L, 67-68
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed Southeast #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 21-9     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/14

Round of 64

Fairfield

Metro Atlantic

Mitch Buonaguro

13

Charlotte, NC

525

W, 75-51

03/16

Round of 32

Alabama

Southeastern

Wimp Sanderson

5

Charlotte, NC

525

L, 56-58
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed East #3     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 24-8     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/15

Round of 64

Northeastern

America East

Jim Calhoun

14

Atlanta, GA

487

W, 76-57

03/17

Round of 32

Georgia

Southeastern

Hugh Durham

6

Atlanta, GA

487

W, 74-58

03/21

Sweet 16

Georgia Tech

Atlantic Coast

Bobby Cremins

2

Providence, RI

883

L, 53-61
NCAA Record: 2-1
Region/Seed Mideast #2     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 24-4     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/18

Round of 32

Villanova

Big East

Rollie Massimino

7

Milwaukee, WI

204

W, 64-56

03/22

Sweet 16

Maryland

Atlantic Coast

Lefty Driesell

3

Lexington, KY

245

W, 72-70

03/24

Elite 8

Kentucky

Southeastern

Joe Hall

1

Lexington, KY

245

L, 51-54
NCAA Record: 2-1
Region/Seed West #7     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 21-10     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/17

Round of 64

Utah

Western Athletic

Jerry Pimm

10

Boise, ID

1457

L, 49-52
NCAA Record: 0-1
Region/Seed West #4     Conference Big Ten     Bid At Large     Season Record 20-7     Coach Lou Henson
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/14

Round of 32

Wyoming

Western Athletic

Jim Brandenburg

5

Los Angeles, CA

1697

W, 67-65

03/19

Sweet 16

Kansas State

Big Eight

Jack Hartman

8

Salt Lake City, UT

1241

L, 52-57
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed Mideast     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 19-5     Coach Harry Combes
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/15

Sweet 16

Bowling Green

Mid-American

Harold Anderson


East Lansing, MI

267

W, 70-67

03/16

Elite 8

Loyola (Ill.)

Independents

George Ireland


East Lansing, MI

267

L, 64-79
NCAA Record: 1-1
Region/Seed East     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 19-3     Coach Harry Combes
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/21

Sweet 16

Dayton

Independents

Tom Blackburn


Chicago, IL

127

W, 80-61

03/22

Elite 8

Duquesne

Independents

Dudey Moore


Chicago, IL

127

W, 74-68

03/25

National Semifinals

Saint John`s

New York Metropolitan

Frank McGuire


Seattle, WA

1761

L, 59-61

03/26

National Third Place

Santa Clara

Independents

Bob Feerick


Seattle, WA

1761

W, 67-64
NCAA Record: 3-1
Region/Seed East     Conference Big Ten     Bid Automatic     Season Record 19-4     Coach Harry Combes
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/20

Sweet 16

Columbia

Ivy League

Lou Rossini


New York, NY

752

W, 79-71

03/22

Elite 8

North Carolina State

Southern

Everett Case


New York, NY

752

W, 84-70

03/24

National Semifinals

Kentucky

Southeastern

Adolph Rupp


New York, NY

752

L, 74-76

03/27

National Third Place

Oklahoma State

Missouri Valley

Henry Iba


Minneapolis, MN

425

W, 61-46
NCAA Record: 3-1
Region/Seed East     Conference Big Ten     Bid Invitation     Season Record 19-3     Coach Harry Combes
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/21

Elite 8

Yale

Ivy League

Howard Hobson


New York, NY

752

W, 71-67

03/22

National Semifinals

Kentucky

Southeastern

Adolph Rupp


New York, NY

752

L, 47-76

03/26

National Third Place

Oregon State

Pac-10

Stats Gill


Seattle, WA

1761

W, 57-53
NCAA Record: 2-1
Region/Seed East     Conference Big Ten     Bid Invitation     Season Record 18-3     Coach Doug Mills
DateRoundOpponent Opp ConfCoach SeedLocationMi*Result

03/20

Elite 8

Kentucky

Southeastern

Adolph Rupp


New Orleans, LA

708

L, 44-46

03/21

Regional Third Place

Penn State

Independents

John Lawther


New Orleans, LA

708

L, 34-41
NCAA Record: 0-2

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