WMBD/WYZZ-TV - AUSTIN, Texas - Illinois meets Colorado in the NCAA Tournament Friday.
The Illini missed the Big Dance last March but feel like they're ready to show they belong this season.
"I have to bring us together, even though (Friday) there'll be a time when things go wrong," said Illini senior guard DJ Richardson. "Colorado is a good team, they'll make a run in the game. I'm going to have to bring us together."
Tip time is set for 3:40 p.m. CDT.