Joe Vozzelli

Joe Vozzelli

LIVE! No. 22 Iowa at Illinois women's basketball

FINAL: No. 22 Iowa 94, Illinois 75

The Illini didn't have enough firepower to hang with the Hawkeyes for 40 minutes.

Illinois' top two scorers — Brandi Beasley and Alex Wittinger — each went for 20 points, with Beasley supplying 21 points and Wittinger chipping in 20. 

Beasley chases milestone, while also aiming to right ship for Illini

CHAMPAIGN — When the subject of 1,000 points came up last week, Brandi Beasley was guarded in her response.

"That's a huge accomplishment for any player," the junior on the Illinois women's basketball team said.

But ...

"I haven't really been keeping up with it," Beasley continued. ... "I'm ready for it."

Scott is great, but Illini lose

CHAMPAIGN — Arieal Scott reset her body quickly, spinning around 180 degrees before releasing a high-arching three-pointer that dropped through the net in the late stages of the third quarter.

LIVE! Nebraska at Illinois women's basketball

FINAL: Nebraska 77, Illinois 67

The losing streak has reached three.

Despite a career-high 23-point performance from Arieal Scott, Illinois couldn't rally past Nebraska on Thursday night at State Farm Center.

Recent tough stretch leads to reflection for Fahey, Illini

CHAMPAIGN — A two-hour delay at the airport in State College, Pa., allowed more time for the Illinois women's basketball team to stew over a 14-point loss at Penn State.

Players sat around in silence inside the terminal.

Thomas spurns Illini, staying at Miami

Questions? Ask them here

CHAMPAIGN — Jeff Thomas was inside the coaching offices at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, sources close to the Illinois football program confirmed to The News-Gazette.

Illini's Courtney Joens is throwing her name into the mix

CHAMPAIGN — Brandi Beasley and Alex Wittinger are the two names at the top of the scouting report when opposing coaches formulate a game plan for how to defend the Illinois women's basketball team.

Slow start again leads to disappointing outcome for Illini

CHAMPAIGN — A full 40 minutes of execution on both ends of the floor continues to be a moving target for the Illinois women's basketball team this season.

Wednesday night's 71-60 loss to Rutgers in front of 1,150 fans at State Farm Center was the latest in a downward trend for the Illini during Big Ten action.

LIVE! Rutgers at Illinois women's basketball

FINAL: Rutgers 71, Illinois 60

Illinois will have to wait even longer for its first Big Ten winning streak in four years.

Illini 'celebrate' big win, but focus on repeating success

CHAMPAIGN — Shortly after the cameras were turned off and the questions had been asked, Nancy Fahey offered a rhetorical question to the assembled reporters on Tuesday afternoon.

"How long had it been since we won a Big Ten game, again?" Illinois women's basketball's second-year coach said.

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