(5) Houston 68, (4) Illinois 53
Taze Moore scored 21 goals, Jamal Shead added 18 and Houston, the last-team team last season, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-53 win over Illinois.
Illini was fired last weekend for the second year in a row. The fifth Cougars, who lost two key players due to injuries last season, head home to Texas for the next round, which will be in San Antonio, about three hours from Houston.
Kyler Edwards added 15 points to Houston, a team that was traditionally ignored but is making a big noise again this March. For Illinois, it was a year of deep embarrassment.
Kofi Cockburn led the Americans with 19 points in Fighting Illini.
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