Teams with similar paths converge in St. Louis

Monday, December 22, 2008 | 7:00 p.m. CST; updated 1:04 a.m. CST, Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ST. LOUIS — On March 15, when 65 teams are chosen for the NCAA tournament, Tuesday night’s game in St. Louis could loom large for the Missouri and Illinois men’s basketball teams.