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Illini Hire New Head Coach, Host NIT Game Tonight

Illinois and Boise State square off tonight in round two of the National Invitational Tournament.  Tipoff time in Champaign - 8 pm.  The broadcast time for the pregame show - 7 pm here on the Big-Z.


Boise State Broncos (20-11)

Illinois Fighting Illini (19-14)




Illinois hired a new head basketball coach on Saturday.  53-year old Brad Underwood has been named the new coach for next season.  The former Oklahoma State coach reportedly has agreed to a 6-year deal worth $3-million a year at Illinois.  


His Oklahoma State team went 20-and-13 this season.  The Cowboys were one of the top offensive teams in the nation averaging 85-points per game. 


Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman:




Illini new head coach Brad Underwood:






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