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Illinois, Nebraska familar foes in women’s Big Ten tournament

Illinois' Ivory Crawford dribbles the ball during the game against Nebraska on Jan. 12, 2014. The senior could play in the final game of her Illini career in the Big Ten tournament.
March 3, 2015

Now that the regular season is over, it’s tournament time for the Illinois women’s basketball team. While a 15-15 (6-12 Big Ten) record doesn’t put the Illini in NCAA tournament striking distance,...

Illini women’s basketball can’t finish off upset against No. 15 Nebraska

January 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s basketball team came in on a five-game losing streak Thursday, missing senior leader Ivory Crawford and on the road in one of the rowdiest crowds in the Big Ten. So calling Illinois’...

Illinois women’s basketball loses close one to Northwestern

January 23, 2015

In a close matchup between in-state rivals, Northwestern got the better of Illinois with a 68-67 victory. In a game that went down to the wire, the Illini couldn't find their offense when they needed it,...

Illinois women’s basketball adjusting without Crawford

January 21, 2015

Sitting at 2-4 in Big Ten play, the Illinois women’s basketball team and head coach Matt Bollant are already forced to adjust to a major bump in the road. Senior guard Ivory Crawford has now been sidelined...

Illinois women’s hoops downs Valparaiso

December 14, 2014

On a record-setting afternoon in Chapel Hill, Indiana, Illinois women’s basketball rode a fast start and hot shooting to an easy 80-58 victory over Valparaiso. The Illini sank a school record 15 3-pointers,...

Illinois women’s basketball falls at Seton Hall

December 10, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team couldn’t recreate the magic it had when facing the Seton Hall Pirates last season. On Dec. 9, the Illini erased a 20-point deficit at home to take down the Pirates.  Seton...

Illini women’s basketball looks for rebounding, less fouls against Virginia

December 3, 2014

The quick transition from Thanksgiving break back into work or school is never easy.  After the Illinois women’s basketball team went 1-2 at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands over break, the same...

Illinois women’s basketball roll two 2-0 start

Chatrice White shoots a layup during the game against Robert Morris at State Farm Center on Tuesday. The Illini won 66-48, the first time they’ve won consecutively in almost a year.
November 19, 2014

Illinois women’s basketball did something in Tuesday night’s 66-48 win over Robert Morris at State Farm Center that it hadn’t accomplished since December of 2013.  The Illini won two games consecutively.  It...

Illini crush Millikin in pre-season opener

Illinois' Kyley Simmons (15) lays the ball up during the exhibition game against Millikin at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Illini won 108-38.
November 10, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team made the most of its only preseason exhibition game. Although the opponent was Division III school Millikin, Illinois and head coach Matt Bollant still seemed to...

Excitement building from within Illinois women’s basketball program

Illinois' Ivory Crawford (22) drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
November 5, 2014

Head coach Matt Bollant had a rough second season with Illinois women’s basketball. His team finished 9-21 overall, 2-14 in the Big Ten. Combine that losing record with the Big Ten’s addition of Maryland...

Bollant, Illini women’s basketball pads recruiting class

October 6, 2014

Illinois basketball has been getting headlines for its recruiting moves on the men’s side. It’s time to take notice of what Matt Bollant has been putting together for the women on the recruiting trail. Illinois...

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