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Volleyball gets ready for NCAA tournament

Volleyball gets ready for NCAA tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

After a 16-13 regular season and finishing with a conference record of 11-9, the Illinois volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA tournament. Illinois will face No. 17-seed Utah in Provo, Utah, on Friday in the first round of the tournament. The team has made the tournament the last three seasons behind...

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team (6-1) beat Presbyterian College (3-4) with five Illini scoring in double figures Saturday evening. The 71-52 win marked Illinois’ third victory in a row and sixth overall. The game was close only during the first quarter. The back-and-forth stopped when a layup b...

Illini falls to Redbirds in first loss of season 74-58

Illini falls to Redbirds in first loss of season 74-58

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season and fell to 3-1 after hosting Illinois State on Saturday. The team was outscored by a total of 19 points in the second and third quarters, leading to a 74-58 loss. Illinois State seniors guard TeTe Maggett and Champaign nativ...

Holešínská, Peebles lead Illinois to defeat Austin Peay

By Brendyn Jones and Brendyn Jones

November 14, 2019

Freshman Jada Peebles and redshirt junior Petra Holešínská combined for 37 points as the Illinois women’s basketball team defeated Austin Peay 76-62. This marks the third win in a row for the Illini to start off the season. This game was determined by runs, with each team having both scoring drou...

Petra Holešínská bounces back from injury

Petra Holešínská bounces back from injury

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Petra Holešínská’s basketball world was flipped upside down after an anterior cruciate ligament tear in practice sidelined her before the start of the 2018-19 season. The injury came after the redshirt junior carved out a niche role as a shooting specialist within head coach Nancy Fahey’s off...

Illinois hosts Austin Peay Wednesday

Illinois hosts Austin Peay Wednesday

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team started it’s season 2-0 for the second consecutive year, after beating Chicago State and Holy Cross to start their 2019-2020 campaign. The Illini will look to make it three in a row when Austin Peay comes to State Farm Center on Wednesday. In its last game, I...

Illini women’s basketball wins in overtime battle

Illini women’s basketball wins in overtime battle

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

November 10, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team improves to 2-0 after fighting back from being down 16 in the third to seal their overtime victory against Holy Cross on Saturday. The game ended after one overtime period at a score of 78-75, with the Illinois offense being led by forward Ali Andrews as she poured...

Holesinska, Myles, Illini bully Cougars in season debut

Holesinska, Myles, Illini bully Cougars in season debut

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Illini women’s basketball opened up its 2019-2020 campaign with a statement 96-66 victory over the Chicago State Cougars. The Illini were led by junior guard Petra Holešínská, who preceded all scorers with a career-high 29 points, and freshman Kennedi Myles, who finished her collegiate debut with 17 p...

Illinois to host Chicago State in season opener

Illinois to host Chicago State in season opener

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team kicks off its 2019-20 season at home Tuesday, hosting Chicago State at State Farm Center. The 2019-2020 season marks head coach Nancy Fahey’s third season at the helm of the program, along with the return of one of last season’s leading scorers, senior guard...

Women’s Basketball Player Arieal Scott Leaves Team

Women’s Basketball Player Arieal Scott Leaves Team

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Illini sophomore Arieal Scott will not be a member of the Illinois women’s basketball team due to health and wellness reasons this coming season, according to an announcement per fightingillini.com in August.  According to the site, Scott was approved for a medical non-counter waiver, meaning she...

Illinois’ defeat wraps up season

Illinois’ defeat wraps up season

By JJ Kim, Staff writer

March 11, 2019

Following its first-round loss in the Big Ten tournament, the Illinois women’s basketball team finished the season with a 10-20 record including a 2-16 conference record. Another last place finish isn’t what the Illini looked to accomplish during the second season under head coach Nancy Fahey, but...

Illini have high hopes for game against Boilermakers

Illini have high hopes for game against Boilermakers

March 6, 2019

Illinois is set to take on Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. The Illini are the No. 14 seed, finishing the regular season with a 2-16 conference record, but the team believes they have just as good of a shot at winning as their Big Ten foes. While...

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