Illinois Survives Cold Shooting to Advance

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Illinois Survives Cold Shooting to Advance
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AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Displaying the type of shooting that produced a top-10 ranking in December, Illinois stormed into halftime with a 16-point lead in its second-round NCAA Tournament meeting with Colorado on Friday. But the Illini rediscovered the struggles that haunted them during Big Ten play in the second half and saw their lead disappear in a flurry of missed shots and turnovers at the Erwin Center.

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