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Illinois celebrates win over Maryland
Illinois celebrates 72-70 win over Maryland to advance to Elite 8.
Peoria's Doug Altenberger scores basket
Peoria's Doug Altenberger scores basket during Illinois Sweet 16 win over Maryland, 72-70.
Peoria's Frank Williams goes in for the dunk
Peoria's Frank Williams goes in for the dunk during a 2002 Sweet 16 game against Kansas. The Jayhawks won 73-69.

On March 22, 2002, the Illinois basketball team lead by Peoria's Frank Williams, Brian Cook, and Robert Archibald took on 1 seed Kansas in the Sweet 16. 1 Kansas beat 4 Illinois 73-69, lead by Drew Gooden's 15 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists; Aaron Miles' 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists; and Nick Collison's 11 points, 9 rebounds. Illinois' Williams had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists; Archibald had 15 points and 10 rebounds; Brian Cook posted 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists.

On March 22, 1984, 2 seed Illinois beat 3 seed Maryland 72-70 to advance to the Elite 8. The Illini were lead by Peoria's Doug Altenberger, who had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; George Montgomery added 15 points and 7 rebounds; Efrem Winters had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists; Quinn Richardson added 12 points and 6 assists. Maryland's Len Bias posted 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists; Adrian Branch had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists; Ben Coleman had 12 points and 9 rebounds.

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