SLIDESHOW: Illini women’s basketball

By Staff Report

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All photos credit: Amelia Moore The Daily Illini

1. Illinois and Penn State scramble for the ball during Thursday night’s game Dec.28, 2006 at Assembly Hall. Illinois won after going into overtime, 74-65.

2. Illinois’ forward/center, Jenna Smith, shoots from behind Penn State’s forward, Amanda Brown during the second half of Thursday night, Dec. 28th, 2006 game at Assembly Hall. Illinois won after going into overtime, 74-65.

3. Illinois’ forward/center Jenna Smith(left), Penn State’s forward Courtney Moliinaro, and Illinois’ forward Danyel Crutcher, watch the ball bounces out of bounds on Illinois’ side during the Dec. 28 game at Assembly Hall. Illinois won 74-65.

4. Illinois’ forward Lacey Simpson passes the ball cross court during Thursday night, Dec. 28, 2006 game at Assembly Hall. Illinois won against Penn State in overtime, 74-65.

5. Penn State’s forward/center, Amanda Brown, chases Illinois’ forward, Lacey Simpson during overtime on Thursday night, at Assembly Hall. Illinois won, 74-65.

6. Illinois Basketball Head Coach, Theresa Grentz, huddles with the team during overtime at the Assembly Hall Women’s Basketball game, Thursday night, Dec. 28th, 2006. Illinois won, 74-65.

7. Illinois forward Chelsea Gordon, blocks Penn State’s guard, Kamela Gissendanner, during the first part of Thursday night’s game, Dec. 28, 2006 at Assembly Hall. Illinois won, 74-65.

8. Illinois’ forward, Lacey Simpson, during the first half of Illinois game against Penn State on Thursday, Dec. 28th, 2006. Illinois won, 74-65.

9. Illinois fans cheer for Chief Illiniwek during Thursday’s women’s basketball game against Penn State at Assembly Hall, Dec. 28, 2006. Illinois beat Penn State after going into overtime, 74-65.

10. Illinois forward, Danyel Crutcher, attempts to gain control of the ball after a botched two pointer by Penn State, Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Assembly Hall. Illinois beat Penn State in an overtime, 74-65.

11. The chief wears a somber face during the halftime show at Thursday night’s women’s basketball game at Assembly Hall, Dec. 28th, 2006. Illinois won 74-65.

12. Courtney Molinaro, Penn State’s forward, is guarded from shooting by Illinois’ guard Lori Bjork, left, Illinois’ forward Jenna Smith, and Illinois’ forward, Danyel Crutcher on Thursday’s game, Dec. 28th, 2006. Illinois won after going into overtime, 74-65.

13. Illinois Guard, Lori Bjork, plays against Penn State defense Thursday night at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Dec. 28, 2006. Illinois won, 74-65.