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    Illini Earn Eighth Straight NCAA Tournament Berth
    Seniors Warren Carter (left) and Marcus Arnold celebrate after seeing Illinois' name appear on the television screen during the NCAA Tournament selection show on Sunday.

    Seniors Warren Carter (left) and Marcus Arnold celebrate after seeing Illinois' name appear on the television screen during the NCAA Tournament selection show on Sunday.

    March 11, 2007

    Champaign, Ill. - Illinois recorded its eighth straight NCAA Tournament berth today, earning an at-large selection to this year's tournament. The Illini (23-11) received the No. 12 seed in the West Region, and will face No. 5 seed Virginia Tech (21-11) on Friday, March 16 at 6:10 p.m. CDT at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

    This is the 27th all-time appearance for Illinois, which ranks second among Big Ten teams.

    Click here to view the official 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket.

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