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TCR Links: 4/5/15

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Groce: 'No need to panic' - News-Gazette
Three years ago today, John Groce was introduced as the head basketball coach at Illinois during a ceremony at what is now called State Farm Center.

State Farm Center Renovation Photos - Illinois Athletics
The next phase of the SFC renovations are already underway; check out what they've done offseason.

NOTE: The college basketball season ends Monday night so we'll begin our Illinois season/player evaluations this week.

NCAA Tournament:

Instant Classic: Wisconsin vs Kentucky Game Recap - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Wisconsin Badgers have done it. They're going to the national championship after defeating the 38-1 Kentucky Wildcats.

Duke vs Michigan State Game Recap - The Only Colors
Michigan State built an early 8-point lead, but Duke's highly talented team and strong game plan proved too much for MSU in an 81-61 National Semi-Final loss.

The night perfection died for Kentucky - SBNation
The Wildcats were left shell-shocked after watching their season end in Indianapolis.

Andrew Harrison on Frank Kaminsky: 'F*** that n****' - SBNation
Frank Kaminsky had 20 points and 11 rebounds to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season. Andrew Harrison did not appreciate that.

Kentucky's imperfection defines modern college basketball - SBNation
Kentucky's house of perfection came crashing down in Indianapolis Saturday night, and for a variety of reasons, this may always be the one that stings the Wildcats more than any other.


2015 MLB Preview - SBNation
Everything you need to know about the 2015 MLB season

Geno Auriemma says men's college basketball is 'a joke' - SBNation
UConn's legendary women's hoops coach isn't a big fan of the men's college game.


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