Illini head coach extended through 2018
Winner Determined by Fan Vote, Unveiled on CBS Sports
NCAA Tournament 3rd Round // Austin, Texas (Erwin Center)
Illinois took Miami to the wire, but came up just short.
Illini and Hurricanes to square off at 7:40 CT with Sweet 16 trip on the line
Photos from the NCAA Tournament 3rd Round game between Illinois and Miami on 3/24/13 in Austin, Texas. (Mark Jones)
Illinois vs. Colorado in the 2nd Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas - 3/22/13 (photos by Mark Jones)
Illinois vs. Indiana - 03/15/13
Illinois men's basketball
Photos from the Illinois-Nebraska Men's Basketball game on March 2, 2013 at Assembly Hall.
AT ILLINOIS2012-13 SENIOR: Played in all 36 games, starting 21 times ... Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging a career-best 7.2 points ... Led team in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 34.7 percent from behind the arc (43-124) ... Averaged career-best 3.5 rebounds ... Hit game-winning layup at the buzzer to defeat No. 1-ranked Indiana (Feb. 7) ... Also hit game-winning 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left to beat Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25) ... Scored in double figures 12 times ... ... Game-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. St. Francis-N.Y. (Nov. 12) ... 14 points and a career-high four 3-pointers in Maui Invite title game vs. Butler (Nov. 21) ... 13 points vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25) ... 15 points, including 3-of-4 three-pointers vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 28) ... 14 points, including career-high-tying four 3-pointers, vs. Missouri (Dec. 22) ... 14 points and season-high eight rebounds vs. Indiana (Feb. 7) ... Matched career high with four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 16 points at Minnesota (Feb. 10) ... 12 points and six rebounds vs. Purdue (Feb. 13) ... 12 points on career-high-tying four 3-pointers with seven rebounds vs. Miami in NCAA Tournament Third Round (March 24).
2011-12 JUNIOR: Played in 30 games and started 20 times, averaging 16.5 minutes ... Sixth on team in scoring at 4.9 ppg and third on the team in rebounding at 3.3 rpg ... Scored 10 points in season opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11) ... Recorded his first career double-double vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14), pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds and scoring 10 points ... Played a career-high 36 minutes and scored eight points vs. Richmond (Nov. 22) in Cancun ... Had 10 points vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Posted seven points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks at Maryland (Nov. 29) ... Equaled career high with three steals vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Turned in a career-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including three 3-pointers, at Michigan (Feb. 12) ... Equaled career highs with three assists and two blocks vs. Iowa (March 8) in the Big Ten Tournament.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE: Played in 26 games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds ... Tallied six points and three boards vs. Toledo (Nov. 10) ... Scored a season-high nine points vs. Maryland (Nov. 19), hitting three 3-pointers ... Grabbed four rebounds vs. Missouri (Dec. 22) ... Recorded seven points at Wisconsin (Jan. 15).
2009-10 FRESHMAN: Played in 32 games, starting four times, and averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds ... Shot 52.5 percent from the field (42-of-80) ... Scored season-high 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, and 2-of-4 from 3-point range in Big Ten Tournament semifinal vs. Ohio State (March 13) ... Had 11 points vs. Dayton (March 24) ... Earned first career start at Penn State (Jan. 27) ... Scored 12 points at Michigan State (Jan. 16) ... Just missed a double-double vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 21), registering nine points and season-high nine rebounds ... Following the season, traveled to Germany and Belgium on a foreign tour trip with Global Sports Academy.
HIGH SCHOOLLafayette's all-time leading scorer and rebounder ... Averaged 20.1 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior ... Class 5 All-State selection by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) ... First-team All-State by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ... First-team All-Metro by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Traveled to France, Africa and across the United States as a member of the U.S. Adidas Nations Team, coached by Paul Silas ... Averaged 17.8 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior, earning MBCA All-State honors and second-team All-State accolades by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association... Third-team All-Metro by the Post-Dispatch ... Two-time Suburban West Conference Player of the Year ... High school coaches at Lafayette were Scott Allen (senior year) and Dave Porter (freshman-junior years) ... Played for the St. Louis Gateway AAU program, coached by Scott Schroepfer.
PERSONALBorn Sept. 29, 1990 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Parents are Chris and Deanna Griffey ... Has two younger sisters, Brenna and Taryn, and a younger brother, Trey ... Uncle, Rich Stephens, played in the NFL for five years, as an offensive lineman with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders ... Attended the same high school as former Illinois center Robert Archibald ... Favorite athlete is soccer star Wayne Rooney ... Lists his father as the person who has most influenced his career because "He was always willing to take me to the gym and work with me on my game."