Fmr. Illini coach & college basketball Hall Of Famer Lou Henson dies

Matthew Stevens

Lou Henson, the winningest basketball coach in University of Illinois history, has died at the age of 88.

Henson, who was elected to the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015 and has the playing court named in his honor at State Farm Center, accumulated 423 of his 779 career victories at Illinois.

He is currently 33rd all-time in college basketball history in all-time wins. and holds the all-time coaching wins mark at both Illinois and New Mexico State.