Thomson ReutersMarch 23, 2014 10:48
Despite being the No. 2 seed in its eight-team region, Illinois returns to the road for its second round NIT game on Sunday morning at Clemson. The Illini, who came back from a 30-13 deficit to pull out a 66-62 win at Boston University in the first round, would normally host the No. 3 seeded Tigers, but the school's home arena, the State Farm Center, is undergoing renovations. That's a big plus for Clemson, which has won 10 straight NIT home games dating back to 1982, including 78-66 victory over Georgia State in the first round.