Illinois players may give John Groce a hard time after this

Illinois players may give John Groce a hard time after this
April 9, 2014, 9:15 pm
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Illinois basketball coach John Groce showed off his hockey skills Wednesday, taking part in the Shoot the Puck during the Blackhawks-Canadiens game at the United Center.

Before taking his first shot, Groce admitted his players may give him a hard time if he missed.

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All three of Groce's shots came up short, but two other fans had a bit more luck while Groce chatted with CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer.

With UConn's National Championship as a 7-seed (the first time ever), Stuckmeyer asked Groce what that means for the college game.

"I think it speaks to the parity. So many good players," Groce said. "You look at the teams that played over the weekend, guys from different areas of the country. Guard play was a huge key. There's parity in the game, there's no doubt about it."

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