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Illinois Wrestling: Illini draw Missouri in NWCA National Duals Quarterfinals

Illinois to face undefeated Tigers on Saturday in Iowa City.

Courtesy of Illinois Athletics

Illinois received the seventh seed and will face second-seeded Missouri in the NWCA National Duals Tournament quarterfinal round at noon on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Illini (13-4) advanced to the final eight after a 38-0 shutout win over Kent State in the regional round on Sunday at Huff Hall. The Tigers (21-0) enter the weekend following a 34-3 victory over American in their regional matchup. The marquee matchup of the dual will take place at 125-pounds with Illinois' two-time defending NCAA champion Jesse Delgado taking on second-ranked Alan Walters of Missouri.

The winner of the dual will advance to the semifinals to face the winner of Ohio State (13-3) vs. Lehigh (13-4) at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

All four quarterfinal contest will be held at noon followed by semifinals at 3 p.m. The championship and third-place match ups will be televised on the Big Ten Network at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Quarterfinal Pairings

No. 1 Iowa (15-0) vs. UT-Chattanoga (12-5)

No. 2 Missouri (21-0) vs. No. 12 Illinois (13-4)

No. 3 Ohio State (13-3) vs. No. 11 Lehigh (13-4)

No. 4 Minnesota (11-2) vs. No. 5 Cornell (15-1)

*All rankings are from NWCA

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