Gophers to play Illinois in first round of Big Ten tournament


The Big Ten Tournament bracket was set on Sunday and the No. 9 seed Gophers will play No. 8 seed Illinois in the first round.

They split the season series with both teams winning on the road. Minnesota's win at Illinois was its only conference road win of the season.

The winner will face No. 1 seed Indiana on Friday. The Hoosiers secured the top seed with a 72-71 win over Michigan on Sunday.

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