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New Role Pays Off

CHAMPAIGN - Illinois forward Tyler Griffey will likely remain in an off-the-bench role for the time being, coach John Groce said Monday.

Griffey started the first 18 games of the season before a shooting slump forced Groce to replace him in the lineup with senior Sam McLaurin against Northwestern. Coming off the bench suited Griffey. He posted six points and six rebounds in 23 minutes of play. It was his highest point total since scoring eight against Purdue Jan. 2 and most rebounds in a... Recommended Stories