It?s a second round matchup of the NIT from the Land of Lincoln. The sixth-seeded Boise State Broncos are on the road as they travel to face the second-seeded Illinois Fighting Illini Friday night. Boise State has alternated wins and losses in their last eight games as they picked up a 73-68 road win over third-seeded Utah in the first round Tuesday night. Illinois advanced to the second round as they obliterated seventh-seeded Valparaiso 82-57 at home Tuesday. This is the first time the teams have met on the hardwood.