UI women's basketball box score

Illini 58, Westerwinds 37

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CBS is televising the tournament for the 25th consecutive year. Staff writer Tony Bleill takes a look at the top 25 moments in the network's coverage of the tournament:

UI's Carter keeping close eye on brother

SAN DIEGO – For the second consecutive week, Illinois forward Warren Carter will be paying attention to another basketball venue.

Last weekend, it was the Big 12 tournament in Dallas, where his brother Josh was playing for Texas A&M. On Saturday, Josh Carter had a big game in a near upset of Texas, scoring 26 points and nailing six three-pointers.

Tate: Don't count out underdogs

SAN DIEGO – Some basketball teams are wildly undisciplined, run and shoot with abandon and live for the dunk and blocked shot.

Not Air Force. This is a different breed. These athletes chose the academy as a career. They took an oath. If they want to become a pilot, they're obligated to a six-year commitment.

Who's that Illini?

In 1999, I became the 10th UI gymnast to be named first team All-Big Ten on the women's side. That season, I tied for the Big Ten title on balance beam, probably my best event (career-best 9.9). I also had a 9.9 in 1998 in floor exercise.

Illinois vs. Air Force

Team and player matchups for tonight's UI-Air Force game:

Asmussen: West Coast suits Midwesterner

He'll be wearing purple tonight. Proudly.

But under a different set of circumstances, and with a bit more foresight, Justin Dentmon could be wearing orange. The popped- out jersey with the "Illinois" across the front.

Trophy time

The top four schools will walk away from the NCAA wrestling meet with a trophy. Here are three keys for Illinois to bring home some hardware:

(Air) Force to be reckoned with

CHAMPAIGN – You can recite statistics and provide a history lesson, but the Illinois men's basketball team doesn't need to hear it.

Yes, the Illini are the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament's Washington, D.C., Regional.

Mory, Illini fall off pace

HENDERSON, Nev. – Illinois sophomore Stephanie Mory carded a second-round 78 (149 total) and dropped into a tie for 21st Tuesday at the UNLV Spring Invitational.