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The No. 5 Houston Cougars beat the No. 4 Illinois Fighting Illini by a score of 68-53 on Sunday. Houston (31-5) never trailed Illinois (23-10). Coming off of a win over UAB (27-8) and today's win over Illinois will play the winner of No. 1 Arizona (32-3) v. No. 9 TCU (21-12) in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Houston only led by 4 at halftime (the score was 30-26), but ended the game on a 28-13 run to make the score 68-53.