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Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

Illinois' head coach Matt Bollant looks toward his players during the Illini's loss to Michigan State at Assembly Hall, on Sunday, Jan. 13th, 2013.

March 7, 2014

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

Illinois' Amber Moore drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2.

March 5, 2014

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

Illinois' Amber Moore (42) drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

March 3, 2014

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

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

Illinois' Amber Moore goes for a layup during the game against Michigan at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. on Sunday, Feb. 16. The Illini lost, 63-70.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 27, 2014

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

Illinois coach Matt Bollant reacts after controversial call from the referee during the Illini's loss to Ohio State at Assembly Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2013.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 18, 2014

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

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

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

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford drives the ball down the court during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Sunday. The Illini lost 77-58.

February 3, 2014

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

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

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

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford dribbles against Nebraska at State Farm Center on Jan. 12. The Illini lost 75-56 and are 0-3 at home in Big Ten play.

January 27, 2014

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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