(CBS) – Illinois’ win over No. 1 Indiana on Thursday night wasn’t easy.
The Fighting Illini played catch up for most of the game, ultimately defeating the Hoosiers on Tyler Griffey’s buzzer-beating layup.
“It was a great environment in there last night,” head coach John Groce told The Mully and Hanley Show. “Obviously, they are a terrific basketball team. We were fortunate to pull it off. I’m so happy for our guys and proud of our seniors. The way those kids battled – our guys played the full 40 minutes all the way to the bell.”