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John Groce gets raise, extension

Updated: April 13, 2013, 6:19 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Illinois announced a one-year contract extension and salary raise for men's basketball coach John Groce on Saturday.

The contract, pending the school's board of trustees' approval, would keep Groce with the Illini through the 2017-18 season and raise his annual salary by $200,000 to $1.6 million.

Groce was hired prior to the 2012-13 season and led Illinois to a 23-13 record, 8-10 in the Big Ten and to the NCAA tournament in his first year.

The Illini lost to Miami (Fla.) in the ...

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