Illini to meet Butler in Maui title game

"It's a great opportunity," Groce said of the chance to square off with a Butler program that reached the national championship game in 2010 and 2011. "They are really well coached, really tough. They are an older team, our guys are older and we're looking forward to the challenge.

"Brad and I are really good friends. I have a great respect for him not only as a coach but as a person. Usually we talk a lot of Xs and Os but we decided not to this season until we got through this. I'm awful proud of what he's been able to accomplish."

Tupper





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2016-2017 Illini Basketball Schedule

Home: 9-2 | Away: 0-4 | Neutral: 3-2
Record: 12-8 (2-5)
DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 11Southeast Missouri StW 81-62
Sun, Nov 13Northern KentuckyW 79-64
Tue, Nov 15McKendreeW 112-65
Fri, Nov 18DetroitW 89-69
Mon, Nov 21WinthropL 84-80 OT
Thu, Nov 24West VirginiaL 89-57
Fri, Nov 25Florida StateL 72-61
Tue, Nov 29NC StateW 88-74
Sat, Dec 3VCUW 64-46
Tue, Dec 6IUPUIW 85-77
Sat, Dec 10Central MichiganW 92-73
Sat, Dec 17BYUW 75-73
Wed, Dec 21MissouriW 75-66
Tue, Dec 27@MarylandL 84-59
Sun, Jan 1Ohio StateW 75-70
Sat, Jan 7@IndianaL 96-80
Wed, Jan 11MichiganW 85-69
Sat, Jan 14MarylandL 62-56
Tue, Jan 17@PurdueL 91-68
Sat, Jan 21@MichiganL 66-57
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