CHAMPAIGN — The Illini lost their best player. And then they logged their biggest win of the season. Go figure.
CHAMPAIGN — John Groce has been in the business of issuing challenges in recent days.
For these Illini, it was never going to be a good time to lose Rayvonte Rice.
"We're not going to shut down the season," Illinois head coach John Groce told reporters Tuesday, addressing Rayvonte Rice's fractured hand, an injury that could knock the Illini's best player out
The Illini will be without their top scorer for quite a while.