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Illinois makes a comeback but falls short in last regular season game

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant shouts instructions at his team during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on Feb. 10. The Illini lost 80-68.

By Daniel Dexter

February 28, 2016

Late in the fourth quarter, the Illinois women’s basketball team’s comeback was within one point of ending its tumultuous season on a high note, but once again fell short of a win.The Illini (9-20, 2-16) traveled Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the Hawkeyes (18-12, 8-10) on Saturday night in the team...

Ohio State’s 3-pointers bury the Illini

Illinois' Chatrice White shoots a hook shot during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on Feb. 10. The Illini lost 70-68.

By Daniel Dexter

February 22, 2016

Tweet: #illini women’s basketball couldn’t contain Ohio State’s barrage of 3-point shotsThe Ohio State women's basketball team's ability to hit from beyond the arc throughout the game was a major contributing factor in Illinois’ 117-74 loss to Buckeyes.SOOhio State launched 29 3-po...

Illinois falls on senior night to Rutgers

By Daniel Dexter

February 15, 2016

It was a tale of two halves for the Illinois women’s basketball team, but the result stayed the same: an Illinois loss.The Illini (8-17, 1-13 Big Ten) hosted Rutgers (16-10, 7-7) on Saturday night at State Farm Center for senior night. Legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer’s Scarlet Knights held a sig...

Tyra Buss and Hoosiers cruise past Illinois

By Matt Gertsmeier

February 11, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] and @IndianaWBB cruise past @IlliniWBB #Illini On Matt Bollant’s first day on the job as head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball team, he offered Tyra Buss a scholarship. Before Bollant could get Buss, a Mount Carmel, Illinois, native, to Champaign for a visit, she verbally ...

Illinois looks for revenge at Minnesota

Illinois' Chatrice White goes up for a layup during the game against Penn State at the State Farm Center on January 23. The Illini lost 65-56.

By Daniel Dexter

January 25, 2016

Tweet: Illinois will look to avenge its worst loss of the season when it takes on Minnesota at MinneapolisThe Illinois women’s basketball team will have an opportunity at revenge when it takes on Minnesota on Tuesday night.JTThe game, which will be played in Minneapolis, will be the second meeting...

Illini of the Week Dec. 9: Kyley Simmons

Guard Kyley Simmons puts up a layup during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.

By Jon Joffe

December 9, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Senior Kyley Simmons paced the Illini with 21 points on Sunday in the team...

Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

Illinois' Chatrice White attacks the rim during the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The Illini won 66-55.

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 11, 2015

Matt Bollant is ready to move forward.Recently fired athletic director Mike ThomasJT hired the Illinois women’s basketball coach in 2012JT. While Bollant expressed disappointment about the firing, he realizes he needs to move on.“Mike hired me and I think the world of him,” Bollant said. “He’s ...

Matt Bollant: same coach aims for new leadership for Illini women's basketball

By Jon Joffe

October 23, 2015

While Matt Bollant is about to start his fourth straight season heading the Illinois women’s basketball team, top-to-bottom, he anticipates the dynamic of the team’s leadership will be different this season.In the midst of player mistreatment allegations surrounding his team — resulting in the depar...

White, Team USA impress overseas

Illinois' Chatrice White (32) goes for a contested jump shot during the match against Minnesota at the State Farm Center on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 19, 2015

Illinois sophomore center Chatrice White has been competing overseas for women's basketball. White is playing as a member of the U19 Women's World Championship Team, representing the United States. She was selected for the team back in May after going through trials at the Olympic Training Center ...

Illinois freshman Chatrice White selected for USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship team

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 18, 2015

USA Basketball announced the addition of Illinois freshman Chatrice White to the U19 team on Sunday. White was one of 14 players selected out of a pool of 34 who were invited to try out at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Kristine Anigwe of Desert Vista High School will play alongsi...

Led by White, Illinois women’s basketball has solid season

By Joey Figueroa

May 10, 2015

By joey figueroaStaff writerHeading into the 2014-2015 season, the Illinois women’s basketball team had nowhere to go but up.Led by new veteran transfers and a five-star recruit, the Illini may have even exceeded expectations and stayed on the right track in head coach Matt Bollant’s rebuilding processmp.Illinois f...

Spartans visit for rematch

Illinois' Jacqui Grant goes for a free throw. Beaten in January, the Illini are looking for a rematch against Michigan State. 

By Joey Figueroa

February 25, 2015

With just two games remaining before the Big Ten tournament, the Illinois women’s basketball team (14-14, 5-11 Big Ten) will host Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) on Wednesday night. The Big Ten battle will be the first of Illinois’ final two games at State Farm Center this season. The Illini lost their f...

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