No. 9 Illinois is hanging with No. 1 Kansas in the game that will decide the second-to-last Sweet Sixteen spot in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks took a 33-29 lead into halftime in San Antonio, with a Friday matchup against Richmond on the line.
Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris have combined for 15 points and 10 rebounds, with Tyshawn Taylor adding in seven. Mike Davis leads the Illini with seven points and three boards, and Mike Tisdale has added four offensive boards for Illinois.
Kansas has outshot Illinois, 54 percent to 39 percent, but hasn't been able to fire off quite as many shots. D.J. Richardson's three steals has helped to curb a number of Kansas possessions.