The dynamics of Illinois and Indiana’s basketball programs are different, but the desires of their fan bases as new coaches take over are similar: Get the program back to some version of what it used to be.
Indiana has its man: Archie Miller. His marching orders: Make Indiana great again. No pressure. The former Dayton coach takes over for Tom Crean, who was fired earlier this month after nine seasons on the job.
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(AP) Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT. No. 2 seed Illinois (20-14) will play fourth-seeded Central Florida (23-11) in a quarterfinal. The game was tied at 49…
Michigan has authored the most compelling story in the nation this March. John Beilein’s crew looks to continue it this week in the Midwest Region semifinals. Get Tom Dienhart’s preview inside.
One thing that really came through as I listened to Brad Underwood talk at his official introduction as the new basketball coach at the University of Illinois, the man really wants to be there. He followed the team during the eleven years that he was an assistant at Western Illinois (1992-2003). He respects the program, the tradition, and the history. He said that it has been at the back of his mind to coach at Illinois for years. His desire to coach at Illinois and his enthusiasm for the school make it likely that he’ll coach at Illinois for a long time.