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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2015-2016 Illini Basketball Results

Home: 4-6 | Away: 2-4 | Neutral: 5-3
Record: 11-13 (3-8)
DateOpponentTime
Fri, Nov 13North FloridaL 93-81
Sun, Nov 15North Dakota StateW 80-74
Wed, Nov 18@ProvidenceL 60-59
Sat, Nov 21ChattanoogaL 81-77
Mon, Nov 23Chicago StateW 82-79
Fri, Nov 27UABW 72-58
Sat, Nov 28Iowa StateL 84-73
Wed, Dec 2Notre DameL 84-79
Sat, Dec 5Western CarolinaW 80-68
Wed, Dec 9YaleW 69-65
Sat, Dec 12UICW 83-79
Sat, Dec 19South DakotaW 91-79
Wed, Dec 23MissouriW 68-63
Wed, Dec 30MichiganL 78-68
Sun, Jan 3@Ohio StateL 75-73
Thu, Jan 7@Michigan StateL 79-54
Sun, Jan 10PurdueW 84-70
Sat, Jan 16NebraskaL 78-67
Tue, Jan 19@IndianaL 103-69
Sat, Jan 23@MinnesotaW 76-71 (OT)
Thu, Jan 28Ohio StateL 68-63 (OT)
Sun, Jan 31WisconsinL 63-55
Wed, Feb 3@RutgersW 110-101 (3OT)
Sun, Feb 7IowaL 77-65
Sat, Feb 13@Northwestern7:00pm BTN
Tue, Feb 16Rutgers8:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 21@Wisconsin6:30pm BTN
Thu, Feb 25Indiana8:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Feb 28Minnesota7:00pm BTN
Thu, Mar 3@Maryland6:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Mar 6@Penn State11:00am BTN
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