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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...

Illinois, Nebraska familar foes in women’s Big Ten tournament

Illinois, Nebraska familar foes in women’s Big Ten tournament

March 3, 2015

Now that the regular season is over, it’s tournament time for the Illinois women’s basketball team. While a 15-15 (6-12 Big Ten) record doesn’t put the Illini in NCAA tournament striking distance, they’ll have a chance to make some noise in the Big Ten tournament. Coming off Saturday’s home ...

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 groove early on its way to a 95-69 win over Minnesota (17-6, 6-5). The Illini ended their seven-game losin...

Illinois women’s basketball finding its bench rotation

Illinois women’s basketball finding its bench rotation

By Joey Figueroa

February 4, 2015

There isn’t much going right for the Illinois women’s basketball team right now. Currently on a seven-game losing streak, the Illini are just one loss away from being in the cellar of the Big Ten. You wouldn’t be able to tell that from their energetic practices, though, and emerging from these hig...

Illinois women’s basketball could be rejuvenated by Crawford’s return

Illinois women’s basketball could be rejuvenated by Crawford’s return

February 3, 2015

It doesn’t take high-level statistics or extensive sessions of watching game film to comprehend the impact Ivory Crawford has had on the Illinois women’s basketball team this season. Crawford came into the season with 1,000 career points already under her belt and was expected to continue to be t...

Illinois women’s basketball loses seventh straight

February 2, 2015

When Ivory Crawford’s name was announced in the starting five for Illinois on Sunday, the Illini faithful got loud. The excitement lasted well into the first half, but not much longer. Wisconsin busted out of its four-game losing skid with a 73-62 win over Illinois at State Farm Center. With the defic...

Illinois women’s basketball looks to end five game skid at Nebraska

January 29, 2015

Riding a five-game losing streak and still without its leading scorer, Ivory Crawford, the last thing Illinois women’s basketball needs is a road game against a top-15 team in the nation. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Illini will battle through at Nebraska on Thursday night. This is the...

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

By Joey Figueroa

January 28, 2015

It hasn’t been a matter of finishing for the Illinois women’s basketball team, it has been a matter of starting. It’s easy to point at senior guard Ivory Crawford’s absence as the reason for the Illini’s current five-game skid, but Illinois’ tendency to fall behind early in games continues ...

Illinois women’s basketball drops fifth straight

January 27, 2015

Since losing senior leader Ivory Crawford to a knee injury almost two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s basketball team has been in a scoring slump. Illinois has only cleared 60 points once during its current five-game losing streak, and continued that trend in a 70-57 loss at Michigan on Monday nig...

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

Illinois women’s basketball preparing for rivalry game

Illinois women’s basketball preparing for rivalry game

January 22, 2015

When Northwestern comes into State Farm Center on Thursday night, it should be a matchup between two teams in similar situations, as both the Wildcats and the Illini are in need of a conference win. The Illinois women’s basketball team enters the game at 2-4 in conference play, while the Wildcats s...

Illinois women’s basketball adjusting without Crawford

January 21, 2015

Sitting at 2-4 in Big Ten play, the Illinois women’s basketball team and head coach Matt Bollant are already forced to adjust to a major bump in the road. Senior guard Ivory Crawford has now been sidelined for a week with a knee injury.  “Obviously, the injury to Ivory (Crawford) is a big deal to u...

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