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Grueling Hawaii Trip Successful, Productive

Grueling Hawaii Trip Successful, Productive

Illinois' trip to Hawaii offered John Groce wins and a better understanding of his team.

Coach John Groce didn't necessarily prefer playing four games in six days in Hawaii, but the trip produced two aspects important for any team to develop in the early portion of the schedule. In winning a true road test versus Hawaii and claiming the Maui invitational, Groce's Illinois basketball team, A) won games while he B) gained a better understanding of what his players are capable of...

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