Both Illinois basketball teams made valiant runs for a Big Ten Tournament title in 2008. Had either of them won the championship, they would have earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The women’s team dropped a heart breaker to Purdue in the final seconds, while the men’s team got shook down by a really strong Wisconsin Badgers team. Needless to say, both teams are left on the outside looking in.
Still, March Madness is everywhere. The first round of the men’s tournament is under way, and the women’s tourney gets started tomorrow. Sports Editor Seth Fein posted his men’s bracket in the Big Ten Basketball Report this week, and now we’d like to know who you have picked for the Sweet Sixteen, Final Four and Champion match ups in either or both tournaments.