The Daily Illini

New lineup can’t energize Illini

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford dribbles the ball during the game against Michigan State at State Farm Center on Wednesday. The Illini lost 69-53.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 6, 2014

Despite an overhaul of the starting lineup, the Illinois women’s basketball team couldn’t buck its losing streak in a loss to Michigan State. The Illini (9-14, 2-8 Big Ten) got burned by a late run from the No. 24 Spartans (15-7, 7-2) in the first half and never threatened, losing 69-53. Illinois...