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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...

Four Illini score in double digits, fall to Hawkeyes at home

Four Illini score in double digits, fall to Hawkeyes at home

By JJ Kim, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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

Illinois women’s basketball head coach Nancy Fahey took a long walk by herself just a few weekends ago to reflect on the team’s season so far. During the walk, Fahey focused on the importance of winning conference games, especially at home, after going 0-16 in the Big Ten last season. She thought about ...

Illinois drops two in a row after ending Big Ten losing streak

Illinois drops two in a row after ending Big Ten losing streak

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team started with a 9-4 record last season before heading into Big Ten play, where the team failed to get a single conference win, finishing 9-22. This season, the Illini began their conference season at 8-3; while the Big Ten schedule started out rough with two-str...

Wittinger chases block record in senior season

Wittinger chases block record in senior season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

As she nears the halfway point of her final season as an Illini, senior Alex Wittinger has continued to be the driving force of the Illinois women’s basketball team, a role she assumed early on in her career. Wittinger showed promise from the beginning of her career as a frequent starter and playi...

Illinois continues streak with win over Murray State

Illinois continues streak with win over Murray State

By JJ Kim, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team is on a six-game, home winning streak after defeating Murray State on Tuesday, 84-52. As the night began, the Illini looked to continue their home court success — Big Ten play is only two games away. Illinois’ victory was thanks, in large part, to a 22-poin...

Illinois prepares to take on conference season

Illinois prepares to take on conference season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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

Following back-to-back home wins against Eastern Michigan and Indiana State, the Illinois women’s basketball team will continue their home-stretch hosting the Murray State Racers Tuesday night. While still in non-conference play, the Big Ten season is quickly approaching Illinois, which acted as t...

Illinois remains undefeated at home with victory over Indiana State

Illinois remains undefeated at home with victory over Indiana State

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Almost halfway through a six-game homestand, the Illinois women’s basketball team is on a two-game win streak after defeating Indiana State University on Wednesday night 75-57. Coming into the night, Illinois had a perfect (4-0) home record, while Indiana State had a perfect (4-0) road record. The...

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