Get to Know Illinois’ First Round Opponent - Morehead State

Morehead is making the program’s 9th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the Eagles upset Clemson in the first round of the 2023 National Invitational Tournament.

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

March 20, 2024

Riley Minix courtesy Morehead St Athletics

OMAHA, Neb. — While several low-major and mid-major head coaches have struggled to consistently lose players in the transfer portal, Morehead State’s Preston Spradlin has made the process work for his program.

The Eagles (26-8), which will be Illinois’ first round opponent in the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon (2:10 p.m . . .

 

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