Much was made in the past few months about the splash John Groce has made on the recruiting trail.
While the job the Illinois men's basketball coach has done is no doubt impressive, let's not forget about another basketball coach on the Illinois campus.
Matt Bollant hasn't done a shabby job either.
ATLANTA — Following Friday’s too-close-for-comfort 57-55 win against IPFW at State Farm Center, John Groce wasn’t particularly pleased with the effort of his bench, which is comprised of five freshmen, for the way they handled themselves in practice after Illinois’ big road win at UNLV.
The freshmen accounted for three points and six turnovers in that game.
ATLANTA — When Illinois knocked off UNLV on the road last week, there was a party of folks wearing orange on the Thomas & Mack Center floor to celebrate the win.
Why he’s Coach of the Year: The 20th-year coach guided the Sages to the school’s first regional and sectional championships in girls’ golf. Monticello placed 11th in the Class 1A state meet.
CATLIN — The first time Courtney LaFoe played a competitive round of golf — the summer before her freshman season for Salt Fork — her score was 147.
The last time she played for the Storm, her score was 162.
Don’t be deceived by those numbers. Her first round was for 18 holes. Her final event was 36 holes.
Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Illinois at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. Wednesday
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Sarah Hartwell So. 5-10 10.9
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