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Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff writer

February 20, 2019


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

Less than three weeks ago, Illinois snapped a nine-game losing streak, earning its second Big Ten win of the season against Wisconsin. Now on a two-game losing streak, the Illini will head to Madison on Wednesday night in an attempt to complete the sweep. Both teams suffered losses on Sunday, with Ill...

Illinois hopes to continue winning streak against Iowa

Illinois hopes to continue winning streak against Iowa

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

In a battle at the bottom of the Big Ten, Illinois women’s basketball defeated Wisconsin 78-68 at home on Sunday to earn its second Big Ten win of the season. The Illini will now head to Iowa City on a high note instead of a 10-game losing streak to take on the No. 14 Hawkeyes this Thursday. After...

Wittinger balances playing on team, school

Wittinger balances playing on team, school

By JJ Kim, Staff writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following another hard- fought game, senior forward Alex Wittinger headed to the locker room to call her father. He was her first coach and is still a key figure in her life, always going over the game and discussing what adjustments to make going forward. After a frustrating loss, Wittinger has to decomp...

Women’s basketball gets major win over Badgers

Women’s basketball gets major win over Badgers

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin 78-68 Sunday, snapping a nine-game losing streak and winning their second Big Ten contest this season. Thanks to senior Alex Wittinger’s 24 points and 12 boards, the Illini fought off a tough Badger team at the State Farm Center. “It’s...

Bezhanishvili: A basketball love story

Bezhanishvili: A basketball love story

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


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

Giorgi Bezhanishvili drives a Lambo. Turning heads around campus, the breakout freshman big man is rolling high and mighty. To be clear, the heads are turned due to the oversized 7-foot frame waving side-to-side on a black-bike: his Lambo. Bezhanishvili does not hesitate to talk about his prized p...

Shewan brings veteran motivation

Shewan brings veteran motivation

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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

Prior to Monday night, graduate transfer Sarah Shewan was shooting 17 percent from 3-point range. Against No. 10 Maryland, Shewan hit five from behind the arc, finishing the game with 16 points and 71 percent three-point shooting. “Honestly I didn’t take as many shots before the game as I usually do, but when ...

Illinois cannot complete comeback effort in loss to Maryland

Illinois cannot complete comeback effort in loss to Maryland

By JJ Kim, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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

The Illinois women’s basketball team fell at home Monday night to the No. 11 Maryland Terrapins 80-66 in its seventh-straight Big Ten loss. The Illini came into the game looking to reorient themselves after a tough-fought road loss against Ohio State, but the Terps took control of the game early. I...

Illinois suffers seventh-straight loss at Ohio State

Illinois suffers seventh-straight loss at Ohio State

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following a fourth-quarter loss to Northwestern at home on Sunday, the Illinois women’s basketball team headed to Ohio State on Thursday in search of redemption. Instead, the Illini were handed their seventh-straight loss after the Buckeyes pushed past the Illini to a 78-70 victory. Junior Brandi...

Illini hope to recover from recent Big Ten struggles

Illini hope to recover from recent Big Ten struggles

By JJ Kim

January 31, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Women's Sports

Following a hard-fought 64-56 loss at the State Farm Center against Northwestern, the 9-11 Illinois women’s basketball team looks to right the ship against 8-10 Ohio State as they travel to Columbus. After holding the lead for the first three quarters of the game, the Illini allowed the Wildcats to...

Illinois drops both Big Ten weekend matchups

Illinois drops both Big Ten weekend matchups

By Gabby Hajduk and JJ Kim

January 29, 2019


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

Michigan State Heading into the conference season at 8-3 and securing a Big Ten victory early on, the Illinois women’s basketball team had strong momentum as it entered the heart of the season. Since that conference win three weeks ago, the Illini have struggled to return to the win column, dropp...

Beasley reaches team milestone

Beasley reaches team milestone

January 28, 2019


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

As junior guard Brandi Beasley stood up after drawing a shooting foul, she knew the next two shots were not going to feel like a normal trip to the charity stripe. Beasley came into the game just four points shy of 1,000 for her career. After she drained her first basket, Michigan State sent her to t...

Beasley to join 1,000-point club

Beasley to join 1,000-point club

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team has played 80 games since junior Brandi Beasley began her freshman season in fall 2016. Appearing in all 80 games and only coming off the bench twice in that span, Beasley has been the Illini’s top guard since she stepped foot in the State Farm Center. Even though Illinois...

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