Jos M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2013
How they got here: At-large bid.
Strengths: No one in the Big Ten attempted more 3-pointers (798), with Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson combining to make 150.
Weaknesses: Rebounding, especially on defense, has been a concern. The Illini were 11th in the Big Ten in defensive rebounds (22 per game).