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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.

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

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,...

Guard Kyle Simmons shields the ball from a defender during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.

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

By Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer December 1, 2015

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...

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...

Illinois women’s basketball tops Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa February 6, 2015

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...

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

By Joey Figueroa 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

By Joey Figueroa 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' Chatrice White attempts a layup during the game against Virginia at the State Farm Center on Dec. 4.The Illini won 86-63.

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

December 16, 2014

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...

Illinois women’s hoops downs Valparaiso

By Joey Figueroa 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,...

Illini women’s hoops dominates in-state rival

December 7, 2014

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...

Illinois women’s basketball thumps Virginia

By Joey Figueroa December 4, 2014

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...

Illinois' Jacqui Grant secures a rebound during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on March 2, 2014.

Women’s basketball sputters through 2013-14 season

By By: Stephen Bourbon May 14, 2014

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...

Illinois' head coach Matt Bollant looks toward his players during the Illini's loss to Michigan State at Assembly Hall, on Sunday, Jan. 13th, 2013.

Illini women’s basketball season ends at hands of Iowa

March 7, 2014

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,...

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