Illinois 64, Penn State 59: 'They grinded'

"Our guys found a way, and they grinded. Sometimes in February, they don't always look sexy and pretty," Illinois coach John Groce said. "We found a way and made some plays, and I was proud of the guys for that."

The crowd was sparse, and justifiably so. A winter storm meant only 7,667 made their way inside the Assembly Hall on Thursday to witness the eyesore.

Officials Ed Hightower, Terry Oglesby and Brian Dorsey called 52 fouls in the game.

Marcus Jackson





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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
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