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Groce: 'Seniors Die Hard'

Illinois' elder statesmen wouldn't let the team falter against Gardner Webb.

CHAMPAIGN –John Groce had a blank stare on his face during his approach to shake hands with Gardner Webb coach Chris Holtmann in the aftermath of Sunday's game. Groce let out a sigh of relief, his demeanor and body language the direct result of Illinois' hard fought 63-62 victory, capped by a 3-pointer by Tyler Griffey with 4.4 seconds left to go. The look on Groce's face, echoed by his message... Recommended Stories