Lon Kruger surprised to draw Illini

March, 13, 2011
3/13/11
9:38
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UNLV coach Lon Kruger didn’t know what to feel on Sunday when his former team, Illinois, was paired as the Rebels’ opponent in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Kruger has been around long enough to know anything is possible at tourney time, but he never expected Illinois to appear on his television screen. The teams will face off in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday.

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Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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