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

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

By Daniel Dexter

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

Illinois women’s basketball hits road for first time this year

Illinois women’s basketball hits road for first time this year

By Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Cierra Rice is looking forward to leaving the cold Midwestern weather as she travels to Miami this WednesdayRB. But she’s not going on vacation. She’s looking to take care of business. Rice and the Illinois women’s basketball team (4-0)RB are heading to South Beach on Wednesday to take on Miami (...

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

By Joey Figueroa

May 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Illinois women’s basketball tops Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa

February 6, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Maybe all the Illinois women’s basketball team needed was a later start. Even though tip-off at the State Farm Center on Thursday was an hour later than usual, Illinois (12-11, 3-8 Big Ten) found its groove early on its way to a 95-69 win over Minnesota (17-6, 6-5). The Illini ended their seven-game losin...

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

By Joey Figueroa

January 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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’ near-upset over No. 15 Nebraska a heartbreaking loss might be an understatement. Especially w...

Illinois women’s basketball loses close one to Northwestern

By Joey Figueroa

January 23, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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, and the Wildcats made clutch shots to pull away within the final minute. “We just didn’t make t...

Illinois women’s basketball looks to carry success into Big Ten play

Illinois women’s basketball looks to carry success into Big Ten play

December 16, 2014


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Still with two games to go before Big Ten play begins, the Illinois women’s basketball team has already had a season’s worth of ups and downs. Currently sitting at 7-3, the Illini have a win over a top-10 team, but all three of their losses are to unranked opponents.  Through the first 11 games o...

Illinois women’s hoops downs Valparaiso

By Joey Figueroa

December 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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, and their 53.6 percent mark from beyond the arc was the second-best mark in school history wh...

Illini women’s hoops dominates in-state rival

December 7, 2014


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If there was any doubt about the balance of women’s basketball power in the state of Illinois, the Illini may have put it to rest on Saturday. Head coach Matt Bollant’s squad went down to Carbondale and beat up on Southern Illinois, 86-42. The win pushes the Illini to 7-2, while dropping the Sal...

Illinois women’s basketball thumps Virginia

By Joey Figueroa

December 4, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois women’s basketball team showed no signs of fatigue following its week-long stay in the Virgin Islands and easily dispatched Virginia 86-63 at State Farm Center on Wednesday night. Junior guard Brittany Carter opened the scoring with a three-point play, which began a 13-0 Illini run, a...

Women’s basketball sputters through 2013-14 season

Women’s basketball sputters through 2013-14 season

By By: Stephen Bourbon

May 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Coming off Matt Bollant’s first season as head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball, where Illinois posted its best winning percentage since 2007 and advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals, the Illini regressed in 2013-14. The losses of graduated Karisma Penn and Adrienne GodBold left a void of leadership and...

Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

March 7, 2014


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Illini women’s basketball senior guard Amber Moore said she wanted to leave her mark on the Big Ten and its tournament — and she did. Unfortunately for Moore, she only had one chance to make a statement, as Illinois ended its season with a loss in the first round of the tournament against Iowa, ...

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