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Monday, March 14

Fighting Illini heading to Indy to start the Big Dance

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[MARCH 14, 2005]  INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Selection Committee announced Sunday that the University of Illinois will be heading to Indianapolis for the first and second rounds of the championship tournament.

On behalf of the entire city and especially the local organizing committee for the NCAA first and second rounds, the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association congratulates the Fighting Illini and their coaches, parents, alumni, students and fans. The excitement is about to begin in Indianapolis for this No. 1 seed!

When: March 17 and 19

Where: RCA Dome, downtown Indianapolis

Tickets: As of Sunday night, tickets were still available beyond what is allotted to the school. Call the ticket office at the RCA Dome at (317) 262-3389 or go online to All-session tickets are $150 for lower level and $90 for upper level.

Hotels: Call (800) 556-INDY or go online to

[Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association news release]

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