Illinois Fires John Groce

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The John Groce era has officially come to end in Champaign.

Illinois fired their men’s basketball head coach on Saturday two days after the Illini’s embarrassing loss to Michigan in their Big Ten Tournament opener.

Groce led Illinois to the the NCAA Tournament in his first season as head coach, but missed the big dance the following four years.

John Groce leaves with an overall record of 95-75, but the Illini were just 37-53 in Big Ten games during his tenure.

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