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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...

Illini head to Nebraska for last road contest of season

Illini head to Nebraska for last road contest of season

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 27, 2014

When the Illinois women’s basketball team takes on Nebraska on Thursday, it will be a matchup of two teams going in completely different directions. The Illini (9-18, 2-12 Big Ten) have dropped their past eight games, while the No. 16 Cornhuskers (21-5, 11-3) have won each of their last eight games, ...

Early turnovers doom women’ basketball team to 8th straight loss

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 24, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team couldn’t snap its eight-game losing streak against Indiana, even with a career performance off the bench from forward Nia Oden. The Illini (9-18, 2-12 Big Ten) got a career-high 10 points from Oden but still lost 79-61 to the Hoosiers (18-9, 5-9 Big Ten) on Satu...

Illini women’s basketball’s Crawford stepping up

Illini women’s basketball’s Crawford stepping up

January 22, 2014

There haven’t been many bright spots during the Illinois women’s basketball’s first five games of the conference schedule, other than the play of guard Ivory Crawford. The junior has been on an offensive tear in January, averaging 20.3 points per game for the month. Crawford has led the team i...

Illini break losing streak with comeback victory

Illini break losing streak with comeback victory

By By: Stephen Bourbon

December 10, 2013

It was a good thing Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant was wearing a patch on his eye Monday night against Seton Hall. The Illinois head coach could barely look as the Pirates’ Ka-Deidre Simmons’ buzzer-beater attempt knocked off the backboard and out to cap an incredible comeback I...