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Bruce Weber admits season tough

Updated: March 6, 2012, 3:42 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Illinois coach Bruce Weber admitted Tuesday the season has been trying for him and his players as they attempt to make a miracle run at an NCAA tournament bid by winning the upcoming Big Ten tournament.

Illinois played itself out of a conventional bid in the NCAA tournament in the past month and a half. Since defeating Michigan State on Jan. 31, the Illini have lost eight of their final nine Big Ten games and fell to 6-12 in conference. As the losses have mounted, Weber's job security has ...

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