Illinois postgame quotes - Butler game

Q. This is your first year at Illinois. Are you surprised at how well things have worked out so far?

John Groce: Obviously do you envision sitting at 6 0? I'm a little different. These guys will tell you. I focus on practice every day. At least I hope they'll tell you we come to practice ready to go every day. We try to get better every day and let the results take care of themselves. We don't get caught up in necessarily thinking two games ahead or a game ahead.

Obviously, it's a great start, and I'm happy for these guys. These guys have been through a lot, especially the seniors, Tyler and Brandon and D.J.; and Sam has been a tremendous addition to our class of seniors as well. So I'm happy for those guys. Really happy for Illini Nation. I had no idea we had sold that many. It was unbelievable the turnout that we had. Tremendous support from our fans, so we're blessed and thankful for that as well.

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2016-2017 Illini Basketball Schedule

Home: 7-1 | Away: 0-0 | Neutral: 1-2
Record: 8-3 (0-0)
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 17BYU
(Chicago, IL)
8:30pm BTN
Wed, Dec 21Missouri
(St Louis, MO)
6:00pm ESPNU
Tue, Dec 27@Maryland4:00pm ESPN2
Sun, Jan 1Ohio State 
Sat, Jan 7@Indiana4:00pm ESPNU
Wed, Jan 11Michigan8:00pm BTN
Sat, Jan 14Maryland5:00pm ESPN2
Tue, Jan 17@Purdue6:00pm BTN
Sat, Jan 21@Michigan1:15pm BTN
Wed, Jan 25Iowa8:00pm BTN
Sat, Jan 28@Penn State3:30pm BTN
Tue, Jan 31Wisconsin8:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 4Minnesota3:00pm BTN
Tue, Feb 7@Northwestern7:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 11Penn State1:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 18@Iowa1:00pm BTN
Tue, Feb 21Northwestern7:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 26@Nebraska6:30pm BTN
Wed, Mar 1Michigan State8:00pm BTN
Sat, Mar 4@Rutgers11:00am ESPNU
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