Illinois has fired men's basketball head coach Bruce Weber, according to Paul Klee of the Illinois News-Gazette. A press conference has been called for 11 a.m. Central Time, according to Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network.
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Yesterday, Illinois lost in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to Iowa; the Illini lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and ended the season with a 17-15 record. Weber led the Illini to the Sweet 16 and the NCAA Championship game in the first two years of his tenure, but hasn’t advanced past the second round since then.