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Former Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried yesterday.

Henson took Illinois and New Mexico State to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches with 214 conference wins and 423 total.

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