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Illini await NCAA tournament fate

After losing to Ohio State, the Illini can only wait and hope they make the tourney

Updated: March 13, 2010, 10:15 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois coach Bruce Weber counts in minutes, not hours, to calculate the amount he's slept over the past two days at the Big Ten tournament.

On Friday night, he estimated it to be five minutes.

Unfortunately, Saturday night isn't likely to be much better.

A win over Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament semifinal on Saturday would have rested Weber's NCAA tournament concerns as well as allowed him to get a full night's rest. Instead, the Illini fell to ...

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