The Daily Illini

LoVett snub a reminder of Groce’s point guard problem

Illinois' head coach John Groce claps after a Michigan turnover during the game at United Center in Chicago, Illinois during the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. 

By Alex Roux

May 25, 2015

Late Wednesday evening, Illinois men’s basketball fans were issued an uncomfortable reminder.Like a mountain of dirty dishes that eventually becomes too big to ignore, Illini fans were forced to stare down the bare spot in their future point guard cupboard when 2015 target Marcus LoVett, Jr. tweeted tha...

Hammons leads Purdue over Illinois 66-58

Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu is blocked by Purdue’s A.J Hammons during the game against Purdue at State Farm Center on Wednesday. The Illini lost 66-58 extending their losing streak to three games. 
 

By Johnathan Hettinger

January 16, 2014

Illinois head coach John Groce said it wasn’t difficult to figure out why the Illini lost to Purdue 66-58 Wednesday night. “It’s simple,” Groce said. “We lost the possession battle.” The Illini had 10 fewer shots than the Boilermakers after getting outrebounded 42-28 and losing the turnover ba...