WEB EXTRA: Illinois head coach Brad Underwood 1-on-1
Step into Illinois head coach Brad Underwood's office as Bret Beherns sits down with him for an exclusive 1-on-1 conversation ahead of the 2023-24 season.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- A week off in-between games is just what Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood ordered. The players on the other hand? They're just happy to be back in game prep mode. With no game prep to speak of, the 24th-ranked Illini (5-1) spent their time grinding on the court. Getting that much time to prepare for their biggest stretch of the season is exactly how Underwood drew it up. The team left for a five-day east coast trip Friday, starting with its Big Ten opener against Rutgers Saturday at 3 p.m.