and I didn't even do brackets or nothing…
still, congrats to the old alma mater pulling the upset win over Illinois on the 1st round of the 2009 NCAA men's college basketball tournament
Western Kentucky upsets fifth-seeded Illinois
PORTLAND, Ore. — Western Kentucky is at it again.
The 12th-seeded Hilltoppers, who made an unexpected run in the NCAA Tournament last year, pulled off a first-round upset of fifth-seeded Illinois, 76-72 on Thursday night in the South Regional.
Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball Steffphon Pettigrew had 17 points to lead Western Kentucky (25-8), which led by as many as 17 points but had to hold off a late charge by the Illini (24-10). It was the 19th time in the last 21 years that a 12 seed has beaten a No. 5.
Trent Meacham had a season-high 24 points for the Illini, who were without defensive specialist Chester Frazier. The senior guard had surgery on his right hand last week.
Western Kentucky will face fourth-seeded Gonzaga (27-5) in the second round.