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Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

March 7, 2014


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Illini women’s basketball senior guard Amber Moore said she wanted to leave her mark on the Big Ten and its tournament — and she did. Unfortunately for Moore, she only had one chance to make a statement, as Illinois ended its season with a loss in the first round of the tournament against Iowa, ...

Lone Illini women’s basketball senior Moore’s career winds down

Lone Illini women’s basketball senior Moore’s career winds down

March 5, 2014


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When the Illini women’s basketball team steps on the court to take on Iowa on Thursday for the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, guard Amber Moore will be playing like it’s her last game. Because it very well could be. Moore is the team’s lone senior, and from here on out every game Illin...

Illini end regular season on 10-game losing streak

Illini end regular season on 10-game losing streak

By By: Stephen Bourbon

March 3, 2014


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For the Illinois women’s basketball team, it was more of the same to end a frustrating regular season. Iowa (23-7, 11-5 Big Ten) overpowered Illinois in an 81-56 victory to push the Illini’s losing streak to 10 games. The Orange and Blue (9-20, 2-14) finished the season without a win at home in the confer...

Illini women’s basketball drops 9th in a row in 72-65 loss to No. 16 Nebraska

February 28, 2014


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The bleeding just won’t stop for the Illinois women’s basketball team. For the ninth consecutive game, the Illini (9-19, 2-13 Big Ten) have not been able to get a win, this time losing 72-65 to No. 16 Nebraska (22-5, 12-3) on the road. “I thought it was a good basketball game,” head coach Matt B...

Illini head to Nebraska for last road contest of season

Illini head to Nebraska for last road contest of season

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 27, 2014


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When the Illinois women’s basketball team takes on Nebraska on Thursday, it will be a matchup of two teams going in completely different directions. The Illini (9-18, 2-12 Big Ten) have dropped their past eight games, while the No. 16 Cornhuskers (21-5, 11-3) have won each of their last eight games, ...

Illini still trying to get consistent effort

Illini still trying to get consistent effort

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 18, 2014


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After 26 games with the same roster, Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant still doesn’t know what to expect from his players. The 2013-14 season has been an inconsistent one at best for the Illini (9-17, 2-11 Big Ten), and Bollant believes that effort has been a major factor in the ...

Illini women’s basketball fails to end skid, loses to Michigan 70-63

February 17, 2014


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The Illinois women’s basketball (9-16, 2-10 Big Ten) team could not get over the hump on a day where it traded basket after basket with Michigan (15-10, 6-6), as well as its orange and blue uniforms for pink on “Play 4 Kay” day at State Farm Center. The 70-63 loss marks the team’s seventh in a...

Illini women’s basketball ready to end slump, sweep No. 24 Spartans

February 5, 2014


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With just under three minutes remaining in the game against Michigan State on Jan. 23, Illinois forward Jacqui Grant had a chance to make the biggest shot of her young college career, and give the Illini their biggest win of the year. The score was 48-46 in favor of Illinois when the freshman receive...

Illini women’s basketball loses to Indiana

Illini women’s basketball loses to Indiana

February 3, 2014


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For the fifth consecutive home game, the Illinois women’s basketball team was not able to close. Down 17-14 with 14:45 left in the half, Illinois (9-13, 2-7 Big Ten) dug itself into a hole as Indiana (16-6, 3-6) went on a 17-1 run. The Hoosiers never looked back on their way to a 77-58 win. Strong...

Alston, Buckeyes runs over Illini

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 1, 2014


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Facing one of the worst offenses in the Big Ten, the Illinois defense made Ohio State look like the cream of the conference Thursday night. In a matchup of middling Big Ten teams, it was Ohio State (14-10, 4-4 Big Ten) who pulled away with an imposing offensive attack in the 90-64 victory over the Illin...

Foul troubles continue to plague Crawford

By By: Stephen Bourbon

January 29, 2014


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While Ivory Crawford has been playing some of her best basketball of the season on the offensive end of the floor, she’s had trouble staying there due to foul trouble. Crawford has fouled out of four games this season, second-highest on the team behind center Jacqui Grant’s six, but has picked up quick fo...

Illini women’s basketball returns home to face No. 22 Purdue

Illini women’s basketball returns home to face No. 22 Purdue

January 27, 2014


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After a 12-day road trip, it’s finally home, sweet home for the Illinois women’s basketball team. The Illini (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten) started conference play losing three consecutive home games but bounced back during their longest road stretch of the year, going 2-1, beating Northwestern and Michigan ...

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