Groce no stranger to Big Ten play

"Fortuntely, I'm lucky because I went through it for four years (at Ohio State), although there's no question it's different as a head coach," Groce said.

"It's a grind. You talk about going through a deal where you can't get too high or too low.

"You play Tuesday or Wednesday, then you play Saturday or Sunday. And it's coming at you again and again, home and road, all of them fist fights.

"It's a great league. Toughness is really important. Execution is really important. And players making plays is important."

Tupper





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