Illinois moves to 9-0 with ugly victory against Western Carolina

"I thought they were the tougher team for the bulk of the game," Groce said of Western Carolina. "That's disappointing. They did a lot of things better than us. We have to learn quickly that you have to play a complete 40-minute game. But as I said after the Gardner-Webb game, we're not going to give it back. We made plays late in the game."

The unbeaten Illini (9-0) will have to play better when they travel to No. 10 Gonzaga on Saturday. And they will, Groce vowed.

"We'll learn from this," he said. "We're a learn-and-move organization. We learn from every circumstance. We'll learn from this one and make sure we're ready for Saturday's game."

Herb Gould





Filed under: Illini Basketball

Upcoming Football Games

Sat, Sept 1Kent State 
Sat, Sept 8Western Illinois 
Sat, Sept 15USF
(Chicago, IL)
 
Fri, Sept 21Penn State 
All times CT

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Basketball Uniforms
Last post by Ransom Stoddard 27 minutes ago
2018 Illinois Baseball
Last post by Illiini 1 hour ago
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by jrichisamazing 1 hour ago
2017-18 Illini Golf
Last post by WhiteRhino 1 hour ago
Illini Basketball 2018-2019
Last post by jrichisamazing 2 hours ago
Chicago Cubs 2018 Season
Last post by IanKEvans2 4 hours ago
English Premier League 2017-2018
Last post by Second and Chalmers 7 hours ago
Illinois Football Recruiting Thread
Last post by skyIdub 9 hours ago
Coaching Carousel
Last post by breadman 11 hours ago
2018 St. Louis Cardinals
Last post by dgcrow 1 day ago
Looking ahead to 2018
Last post by Second and Chalmers 1 day ago
2018 White Sox
Last post by Bailey 2 days ago
Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2017-2018
Last post by rbachhuber 2 days ago
2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Last post by IlliniJim20 2 days ago
TBT tournament
Last post by Peoria Illini 3 days ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2018 Illini Football

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 1Kent State 
Sat, Sept 8Western Illinois 
Sat, Sept 15USF
(Chicago, IL)
 
Fri, Sept 21Penn State 
Sat, Sept 29---Bye--- 
Sat, Oct 6@Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 13Purdue
(Homecoming)
 
Sat, Oct 20@Wisconsin 
Sat, Oct 27@Maryland 
Sat, Nov 3Minnesota 
Sat, Nov 10@Nebraska 
Sat, Nov 17Iowa 
Sat, Nov 24@Northwestern 
Kickoff times & TV will be posted when announced