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Women’s basketball continues losing streak

Women’s basketball continues losing streak

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois is still chasing a win in the Big Ten after falling to No. 19 Michigan 42-86. After eight straight losses in the conference, Illinois is now 0-7 in the Big Ten and moves to 9-12 overall. Illinois hasn’t seen much success in the Big Ten. This was no different Saturday evening when the Illin...

Illini struggle down stretch, fall to Spartans 67-55

Illini struggle down stretch, fall to Spartans 67-55

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team’s early struggles in conference play have turned them into the underdog on most nights. However, on Tuesday night, it was Michigan State who had to play from behind, as the Spartans responded from an early deficit to stroll to a 67-55 victory, moving the Spartans...

Nebraska fends off Illini late

Nebraska fends off Illini late

By Meghan Rest, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team is still looking for a win in the Big Ten. After coming up empty handed in their first four conference contests, the Huskers stuffed the Illini at home on Wednesday in an 80-72  contest. Illinois now shifts to a losing record of 9-10 and is tied with Wisconsin for last plac...

Fahey’s first season produces positive results through first half

Fahey’s first season produces positive results through first half

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

As 2017 winds down, Illinois women’s basketball sits at 8-4, with a home matchup against Austin Peay on Saturday before Big Ten Conference play begins. Head coach Nancy Fahey’s debut season has had a few tough nights, but has overall been bright enough for Illini fans to expect good things going fo...

Illinois edges out Detroit Mercy for 73-65 win

Illinois edges out Detroit Mercy for 73-65 win

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

While it was not as comfortable as Thursday’s win, the Illinois women’s basketball team ground out a 73-65 victory over Detroit Mercy on Sunday. Head coach Nancy Fahey emphasized that while it wasn’t flashy, her team got the job done by taking care of the simple things. “A win is a win...

Women’s basketball looks to snatch win against Indiana State

Women’s basketball looks to snatch win against Indiana State

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Junior forward Alex Wittinger has become a steadying presence for her coach while also taking on a significant leadership role. Wittinger posted 14 points and 10 rebounds as Illinois used a fourth quarter surge to seal a 63-47 victory at Memphis on Sunday in a win after a 96-49 loss to Virginia Tech. ...

Illini come back in second half, overtake Memphis in 63-47 victory

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Some would say a coach’s true quality comes from the ability to make adjustments when things are not going according to plan. If so, Nancy Fahey is certainly proving her worth as a coach, as her halftime adjustments helped the Illinois women’s basketball team to a 63-47 victory at Memphis on Sunday. The...

Ball is Ballin’

Ball is Ballin’

By Meghan Rest, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Not many basketball players have 96 collegiate games under their belt the first time they step onto the floor of the State Farm Center. For most freshmen, the atmosphere of their first Division I game is daunting. But for senior Alli Ball, the scene was all too familiar. The 6-foot-1 forward begins ...

Sophomore Beasley starts off the season on the right foot

Sophomore Beasley starts off the season on the right foot

By Miles Power-Huang, Staff writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

While the season has just begun for the Illinois women’s basketball team, first- year head coach Nancy Fahey has already created an environment that her players enjoy. Early on, sophomore guard Brandi Beasley — a member of the 2017 Big Ten conference all-freshman team — is narrowly leading th...

Illinois women’s basketball not satisfied after win over Chicago State

Illinois women’s basketball not satisfied after win over Chicago State

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Though the Illini claimed a 66-56 victory over Chicago State, head coach Nancy Fahey made it known that she expects more out of her team. “There was a portion (where) Chicago State just played harder than us, and that’s where it got close," Fahey said. "I called the timeout and encouraged them ...

Trying to make a name for herself

Trying to make a name for herself

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

If you follow the NBA, chances are you’ve heard of the young, sensational, 6-foot-11-inch superstar on the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Hailing from Greece, Antetokounmpo is the face of a new generation of Greek basketball. Although she hasn’t yet reached the heights (literally and figuratively) that A...

Women’s basketball has successful season opener

Women’s basketball has successful season opener

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

As the 2017-18 Illinois women’s basketball season began Friday with a matchup against Fort Wayne, the Illini did enough to earn a 64-50 victory. That is all newly hired head coach Nancy Fahey could ask for as she tries to implement her fast-paced offensive minded system. It was the Mastodons who...

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