Record: 22-12. How they got here: At-large bid. Strengths: No one in the Big Ten attempted more 3-pointers (798), with Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson combining to make 150. Weaknesses: Rebounding, especially on defense, has been a concern. The Illini were 11th in the Big Ten in defensive rebounds (22 per game).
Jos M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune