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Illini break losing streak with comeback victory

Illini break losing streak with comeback victory

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 10, 2013

It was a good thing Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant was wearing a patch on his eye Monday night against Seton Hall. The Illinois head coach could barely look as the Pirates’ Ka-Deidre Simmons’ buzzer-beater attempt knocked off the backboard and out to cap an incredible comeback I...

Smith returns for Illini women’s basketball in Cancun

Smith returns for Illini women’s basketball in Cancun

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 3, 2013

While the Illinois women’s basketball team was blown out in two of its three games during the Cancun Challenge, the Illini did get a boost from Alexis Smith. Smith, a junior point guard, appeared in her first games of the season last week after suffering a stress fracture in her foot in the preseason....

Despite 2 players’ injuries, Illini look to defeat Valparaiso in opener

Despite 2 players’ injuries, Illini look to defeat Valparaiso in opener

November 12, 2013

Although the Illini women’s basketball team will be without junior guard Alexis Smith and sophomore forward McKenzie Piper in Tuesday’s home opener against Valparaiso, Illinois can’t be considered shorthanded, relatively speaking. Valparaiso is at an even bigger disadvantage when it comes to d...

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