John Groce’s lineup switch Sunday put an end to the Illini’s eight-game losing streak, but it might have had an even bigger effect in the long-term.
John Groce wanted to do this for a while.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday.
Last year, the Illini went to the NCAA tournament. They even won a game in the Big Dance.
This Illini season was supposed to be about fresh faces, and if the few Illini veterans don't start playing better, it soon will be.