John Groce and His Shirtless Son Conner

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John Groce and His Shirtless Son Conner

Since Illinois had lost six of its last seven games to tumble from the top 15 to the fringes of the NCAA tournament bubble, Thursday night's victory over top-ranked Indiana was a potential season saver. As a result, it's no surprise first-year coach John Groce was very emotional about the victory afterward. The above photo by Joe Robbins of Getty Images shows Groce embracing his son Conner soon after Illinois' 74-72 victory. Why is Conner shirtless? Why is Groce screaming?

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