Groce: I think we're getting better, we're improving
Thu, 14 Feb 2013|
Illinois head coach John Groce and seniors Tyler Griffey and D.J. Richardson react to the team's victory over Purdue Wednesday night - 2/13
I thought our effort on defense for forty minutes -- was really really good. I thought -- great toughness I thought we relate together both ends. I think we're getting better you know we're improving. And then that's what you want this time a year you wanna be that team that continues to get better. Throughout the month of February I think right now we're doing that. Spotlight was on our defense tonight the last few days practice and tonight from a rebounding perspective forcing turnovers feel Goldie. -- not match you know what put us in position to to win the game I was thrilled with -- selfishness. We had seven players score eight or more points in the game. Playing very unselfish right now. I think the biggest transformation there's Abrams Abrams seven assists two turns these guys okay. Practice -- like 607150. And he's really looking for guys certain guys and I think he's playing at a really good place right now. That's allowed our office to continue to get better. Are actually stepped up and make plays and it was a really proud. Of or not that's our togetherness and what executed tonight. It's been a tough stretch. Three in seven days I think we finally an off day tomorrow. Put out who we were working really really hard and we've been very very focused. Throughout throughout the stretch seems. Very fast. Yes definitely Obama defense on hammonds on it and my coach -- keeping balls alive attacked enough in Glasgow on every time. On that's kind of it's subtle little things Sam does -- our team. You always movement ball you know and he's doing you know trust the system. They begin the Boston right -- the right time we -- -- -- hold the ball as much we kind of active. You know we stick with the game plan -- close doesn't do you know and everything out there like robots but no we use up their play MS well on -- far. The first they Coste came in enemies would use those can be a time the season where you know things don't go wrong you know we did a good job of Boston that. In dumped by you know back to play -- best -- we allow more player.