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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,...

Illinois falls on senior night to Rutgers

By Daniel Dexter February 15, 2016

It was a tale of two halves for the Illinois women’s basketball team, but the result stayed the same: an Illinois loss.The Illini (8-17, 1-13 Big Ten) hosted Rutgers (16-10, 7-7) on Saturday night at...

Tyra Buss and Hoosiers cruise past Illinois

By Matt Gertsmeier February 11, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] and @IndianaWBB cruise past @IlliniWBB #Illini On Matt Bollant’s first day on the job as head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball team, he offered Tyra Buss a scholarship. Before...

Guard Kyley Simmons puts up a layup during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.

Illini of the Week Dec. 9: Kyley Simmons

By Jon Joffe December 9, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and...

Matt Bollant: same coach aims for new leadership for Illini women's basketball

By Jon Joffe October 23, 2015

While Matt Bollant is about to start his fourth straight season heading the Illinois women’s basketball team, top-to-bottom, he anticipates the dynamic of the team’s leadership will be different this...

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' Ivory Crawford dribbles the ball during the game against Nebraska on Jan. 12, 2014. The senior could play in the final game of her Illini career in the 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,...

Illinois' Jacqui Grant goes for a free throw. Beaten in January, the Illini are looking for a rematch against Michigan State. 

Spartans visit for rematch

By Joey Figueroa February 25, 2015

With just two games remaining before the Big Ten tournament, the Illinois women’s basketball team (14-14, 5-11 Big Ten) will host Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) on Wednesday night. The Big Ten battle will...

Illinois’ Kyley Simmons goes for a three-pointer against Minnesota at the State Farm Center on Thursday, Feb. 5.The Illini struggle on offense despite strong shooting from the arc.

Illinois women’s basketball falls short at Northwestern

February 9, 2015

In a battle between the state’s two Big Ten teams, Illinois women’s basketball came up short for the second time in just over two weeks against Northwestern. The Illini fell to the Wildcats 64-58 in...

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...

Illinois’ Amarah Coleman attempts a layup during the game versus Northwestern at the State Farm Center on Jan. 22.

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....

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...

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