Illini in Big Ten Tourney
An Illini cheerleader bites her lower lip as her team trails Ohio State in the Big Ten semifinal game in Indianapolis.
A little Illini fan doesn't look very happy as his team's game with Ohio State winds down in Indianapolis.
Robert Archibald uses his right arm to shield off an OSU defender as he goes up for a shot during the Big Ten semifinal on March 9.
An Illini fan gives the referees some help with a traveling call during the UI's semifinal game with Ohio State.
Illini senior Lucas Johnson sits on the bench as his team falls out of the Big Ten Tournament with a 94-88 loss to Ohio State on March 9 in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes went on to the tournament title.
Robert Archibald holds off OSU defender Terence Dials as he puts up a shot with his left hand. Archibald scored 16 points as the Illini were eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament.
UI senior Cory Bradford puts up an off-balanced shot during the Big Ten semifinal with Ohio State.
Illini coach Bill Self expresses his displeasure during Illinois' 94-88 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals in Indianapolis.
Damir Krupalija looks all alone as he puts up a shot against Ohio State. The UI senior had 13 points against the Buckeyes, hitting five of seven shots from the field.
Frank Williams soars for two of his 18 points in the Illini's semifinal loss to Ohio State on March 9.
Sean Harrington drives against Ohio State's Brent Darby during the Big Ten semifinals. Darby scored 23 points for the Buckeyes as they advanced to the title game.
Cory Bradford falls back while guarding Ohio State's Brian Brown, who had a game-high 27 points in the Buckeyes' 94-88 win over the Illini.
Damir Krupaljia goes after the ball under the basket during the Illini's Big Ten game with Ohio State at Conseco Fieldhouse.
UI senior Lucas Johnson looks for someone to pass to during the Big Ten semifinal game with Ohio State on March 9 in Indianapolis.
Frank Williams steals a ball from between Terence Dials and Boban Savovic in the Illini's Big Ten semifinal game against Ohio State.
Illinois fans cheer their team's 92-76 victory over Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament March 8, 2002 in Indianapolis.
Robert Archibald battles Minnesota's Maurice Hargrow for the ball during their quarterfinal game at Conseco Fieldhouse.
An Illini fan stands to show his support for Illinois during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals in Indianapolis on March 8.
UI coach Bill Self and guard Luther Head share a laugh on the sidelines during Illinois 92-76 win over Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament.
Brian Cook blocks the path of a Minnesota player in the Big Ten Tournament in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianpolis.
Illini on the bench watch the action on the floor during Illinois' 92-76 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament.
Guard Sean Harrington looks for a teammate to pass to during the Illini's Big Ten game with Minnesota.
UI forward Damir Krupalija goes up for two of his 11 points in the Illini's 92-76 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten quarterfinals in Indianapolis.
Illini fans give their team a standing ovation during the Big Ten quarterfinals in Indianapolis.
UI senior Lucas Johnson works his way past a Minnesota defender during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game on March 8.
UI guard Frank Williams finds himself surrounded by Minnesota players during their Big Ten quarterfinal game in Indianapolis.
Illini coach Bill Self makes some comments to UI senior Cory Bradford during his team's game with Minnesota.
Illinois' Damir Krupalija keeps his eyes on the ball -- and his arm on a Minnesota Gopher -- as he watches for a rebound.
Illinois forward Brian Cook pulls down a rebound against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game on March 8.
Illini fans watch their team's Big Ten quarterfinal game against Minnesota at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Illini Luther Head waits in the hallway before the start of warmups for the team's Big Ten game against Minnesota on March 8, 2002.
Members of the Illini team get together in the hallway of the locker room right before the start of Illinois' Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Minnesota in Indianapolis.
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