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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