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Illini try to break out of conference slump

Illini try to break out of conference slump

By By: Stephen Bourbon

January 23, 2014

Despite a start to Big Ten play that is colder than the Champaign winter, the Illinois women’s basketball team is looking to heat up at the end of a long string of road games. Illinois (8-10, 1-4 Big Ten) wraps up a three-game road trip when it travels to Michigan State (12-6, 4-1) on Thursday. The ...

Illini women’s basketball’s Crawford stepping up

Illini women’s basketball’s Crawford stepping up

January 22, 2014

There haven’t been many bright spots during the Illinois women’s basketball’s first five games of the conference schedule, other than the play of guard Ivory Crawford. The junior has been on an offensive tear in January, averaging 20.3 points per game for the month. Crawford has led the team i...

Illini stack up short against power conference teams

Illini stack up short against power conference teams

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 12, 2013

There’s been two distinct teams that show up for the Illinois women’s basketball team. One team scorches the net with one of the best offenses in the country and wreaks havoc on opposing offenses by forcing turnovers. The other can’t keep up on the scoreboard and gives up huge runs at a time that ke...

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...

Illinois to face No. 11 Colorado

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 7, 2013

The Illini might have to face their toughest test of the season without their head coach. Head coach Matt Bollant might not travel with the Illini (5-4) when it travels west to face No. 11 Colorado (7-0) on Saturday as he is sick with the flu. “We still have to go and play hard,” guard Alexis S...

Illini women’s basketball drops two of three in Cancun Challenge

December 2, 2013

The Illini lost two of their three games over the weekend, falling to Arizona State and No. 11 North Carolina, but beating Arkansas State.  Both the offense and defense struggled in the team’s losses, as the Illini recorded their three lowest point totals of the year, scoring only 60 and 51 points...

Defense helps Illini overcome poor shooting in win over Salukis

November 22, 2013

It wasn’t pretty, but the Illinois women’s basketball team got it’s fourth win of the season Thursday night, beating Southern Illinois 78-43 The Illini hit season-lows in field goal percentage (39.2), 3-point percentage (22.2), 3-pointers made (four), free throw percentage (66.7) and points. The...

Illini host in-state SIU

Illini host in-state SIU

By By: Stephen Bourbon

November 21, 2013

Even coming off an 84-point victory, Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant still says there is work to do. “There’s no such thing as a perfect game,” Bollant said. “There’s lots of things that you can get better at this time of year.” The Illini (3-1) hope to continue to m...

Amber Moore fills void as only senior on roster

Amber Moore fills void as only senior on roster

By By: Stephen Bourbon

November 20, 2013

Although Amber Moore has been making changes in the Illini record book, her impact extends beyond the stat sheet. The 5-foot-11 guard on the Illinois women’s basketball team has taken her game to new heights in her final campaign in Champaign as the only senior on the roster. Moore has increased her sco...

Newcomers stepping up for Illini women’s basketball

Newcomers stepping up for Illini women’s basketball

November 19, 2013

When team leaders Karisma Penn and Adrienne GodBold graduated at the end of last season, nobody, not even head coach Matt Bollant, knew who would step in and replicate their production. Now, the answer is becoming clearer. Freshmen forwards Jacqui Grant and Sarah Livingston have stepped up and contribut...

Illini rewrite record book in blowout win

By By: Stephen Bourbon

November 18, 2013

From wire to wire, the Illinois women’s basketball team put on a dominating performance, rewriting its own record book in the process. In their 112-28 victory over Alcorn State, the Illini set multiple school records for offensive and defensive aptitude. The 84-point margin was Illinois’ widest ...

Moore scores 27, grabs 19 rebounds in Illini win

Moore scores 27, grabs 19 rebounds in Illini win

November 15, 2013

Amber Moore did just about everything for the Illinois women’s basketball team in its 93-70 win against Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night. Just two days removed from setting the school record for career 3-pointers made in the team’s 87-59 win against Valparaiso, Moore set a new personal re...

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