Bracket projection: Illinois
The Illini will need Demetri McCamey to come up big this tourney in order to advance
This is an underachieving group in my view, as many believe the Illini have Sweet 16 talent. Teams like that occasionally get hot and redeem themselves in the NCAA Tournament; most go meekly into the off-season. Put me down for the latter here.
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