The Daily Illini

Despite 2 players’ injuries, Illini look to defeat Valparaiso in opener

Illinois' Alexis Smith drives past the Minnesota defense during the Feb. 10 game at the State Farm Center. 

November 12, 2013

Although the Illini women’s basketball team will be without junior guard Alexis Smith and sophomore forward McKenzie Piper in Tuesday’s home opener against Valparaiso, Illinois can’t be considered shorthanded, relatively speaking. Valparaiso is at an even bigger disadvantage when it comes to d...