Before the 68-team roster is revealed on March 14, college basketball writer Scott Richey will be talking about his favorite sport. Topic Of The Day: Four Outstanding Individual Illini Performances In The NCAA Tournament.
Nick Anderson There have been 25 doubles-doubles in program history in the NCAA tournament since 1963. Anderson is arguably the cream of the crop both for the circumstances (he came in the 1989 Elite Eight ) and how he dominated against Syracuse. Anderson played every minute against the Orange and ended up with a final score line of 24 points and 16 rebounds.
Kenny BattleAnderson wasn’t the only Illini to take Syracuse to the stake of the Elite Eight of 1989. The battle was equally impressive, leading Illinois with a game-high 28 points on what is still a …
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