Breaking Down Brad Underwood and Illinois Basketball’s Recent Success

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Illinois Men’s Basketball program has a very consistent and strong history, although they have had quite the rough stretch recently. With 30 NCAA Tournament appearances and 17 Conference Championships, Illini basketball has experienced something unusual with 7 missed NCAA Tournaments in a row. John Groce was hired to replace Bruce Webber who led the Illini to a national championship game and to put it nicely, the Groce experiment was a failure. Then, with new AD Josh Whitman at the helm, Brad Underwood was hired to “bring back” Illini basketball to its former glory. The first...

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