Members of the ‘Flying Illini’ reunited last night to honor Lou Henson

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Members of the 1988-89 Illinois basketball team, nicknamed the “Flying Illini” reunited in Champaign last night to celebrate their former coach.

Kenny Battle, Kendall Gill and Larry Smith were all in attendance.

Another former Iliini, Steve Bardo, couldn’t be there, but sent his well wishes anyway.

In order to honor legendary coach Lou Henson, the school renamed the basketball court at the State Farm Center “Lou Henson Court.”

Henson won 423 games as Illinois’ coach from 1975-1996 and ranks 10th on the NCAA’s all-time list of Division I coaches with 775 career wins.

He led the “Flying Illini” to the Final Four in 1989.

WATCH: Remembering the “Flying Illini”

All stats via Sports-Reference.

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