They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
It’s early, but so far, new Illini basketball coach John Groce seems to be the answer at Illinois.
What a big chunk of the Illinois fan base often fails to acknowledge is that Illinois basketball isn’t quite the elite program that many like to imagine it to be.
D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand are beginning to look a bit like Dee Brown, Deron Williams and Luther Head did back in 2003-04.
Frustrated Illini basketball fans don’t want to hear it. Frantic Bruce Weber critics don’t want to hear it. And, heck, to be honest, I don’t really want to hear it, either.
The Huskies exploded in the second half to push the game into overtime. Northern Illinois was determined, but Bowling Green managed to finish the game three points ahead.