It might take time, but Groce will get job done

New men's coach John Groce finds himself facing the toughest, deepest Big Ten lineup in years. But he's not here to make excuses. He's just facing the fact that, much as he loves to run and play aggressively, well ... his inherited squad may not be ready for that overnight. There's a reason why the Illini lost 12 of their last 14 basketball games.

"I have to keep reminding myself to be patient," Groce said Wednesday. "As coaches, we're aggressive in everything we do. As we establish how we do things on the court, off the court and academically, it is different for the players. Hopefully we can make the learning curve shallow and not steep, and give us a chance to be successful in Year 1."

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Sat, Sep 12Western Illinois11:00am BTN
Sat, Sep 19at North Carolina11:00am
Sat, Sep 26Middle Tennessee State 
Sat, Oct 3Nebraska 
Sat, Oct 10at Iowa11:00am
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2:30pm
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Sat, Nov 7at Purdue11:00am
Sat, Nov 14Ohio State 
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Sat, Nov 28Northwestern
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DateOpponentTime/TV
Sun, Nov 8Illinois-Springfield (Exh.)
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Fri, Nov 13North Florida
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Sun, Nov 15North Dakota State
(Springfield, IL)
 
Wed, Nov 18@Providence
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Sat, Nov 21Chattanooga
(Springfield, IL)
 
Mon, Nov 23Chicago State
(Springfield, IL)
 
Fri, Nov 27UAB
(Niceville, FL)
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8:15pm ESPN2
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Wed, Dec 9Yale 
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