In the 2005 Midwest regional final, Illinois trailed by 15 with just four minutes to play. But in front of a partisan home-state crowd at the United Center in Chicago, the Illini managed to rally to tie the game late.
Illinois went on to record the victory in overtime to reach the Final Four, and give us another Great Moment in NCAA Tournament History.
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