"Their guys have continued to get better,'' Groce said. "Williams has been in double figures in three of the last five games. Robinson, I think is a really good player. I don't know him at all, but just watching him on film and coaching against him, he looks like my type of guy. I would love to coach him. He is tough. He defends and he plays offense as well. He plays both ends of the floor.
"Reminiscent of Kendrick.''
As far as the early start time today, neither coach thought it would be a major factor.
"We have adjusted how we do things in preparation for that,'' Groce said. "You have to be unconditional. We can't control the dates of games or the times of games.''
Big Ten Tournament Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers Site -- Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis When -- 11 a.m. today Records -- Illinois 18-13 overall; Indiana 17-14. Television -- Big Ten Network Radio -- Fighting Illini Sports Network with Brian Barnhart and Jerry Hester. Local stations include WDAN-AM 1490 and WDNL-FM 102.1. Previous results -- Indiana leads the all-time series 86-85 over Illinois with each team winning on its home floor this season. The Illini claimed a 83-80 overtime victory on Dec. 31, 2013 in Champaign; and the Hoosiers won 56-46 on Jan. 26 in Bloomington.