A press conference has been called for 11 a.m. where athletic director Mike Thomas is expected to announce the firing of basketball coach Bruce Weber.

CHAMPAIGN -- A press conference has been called for 11 a.m. where athletic director Mike Thomas is expected to announce the firing of basketball coach Bruce Weber.

After the Illini lost 64-61 to Iowa in the Big Ten Conference Tournament on Thursday, Weber has a 210-101 record in nine seasons with Illinois.

The Illini missed the NCAA tournament for the third time in the past five seasons.

Weber would be the third coach fired in Thomas' first year on the job. Football coach Ron Zook and women's basketball coach Jolette Law were also fired.

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