Top seeded Illini take care of business in NCAA opener, 78-49

By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com

The Illini celebrated their 1st NCAA tournament appearance in eight years with their most lopsided tournament win in nearly two decades.  Kofi Cockburn scored a game-high 18 points as top seed Illinois made quick work of 16th seeded Drexel, 78-49.

The #2 ranked team in the country came out of the locker room looking like a team that hadn't been on the big stage in a while and has spent the past nine days in a hotel.  Cold shooting and not-so-crisp execution allowed the underdog Dragons to stay in the . . .

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