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10 Year Anniversary of Illinois/Arizona Elite Eight Game

It's now been one decade since the most incredible comeback in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

It's been a decade since Illinois' incredible comeback against Arizona in the Elite Eight. A decade. On March 26th, 2005, a Final Four appearance was on the line as the No. 1 seed Fighting Illini trailed the No. 3 seed Wildcats 75-60 with four minutes remaining. What happened next was history.

In case you're feeling extra nostalgic, you can click here to watch the game in its entirety.

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The Illini, of course, went on to defeat Louisville 72-57 in the Final Four before falling to North Carolina by a score of 75-70 in the National Championship Game. Regardless of the eventual loss, the comeback against Arizona has become the defining moment in Illinois Basketball history.


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